A vision that began in 2017 is now a reality. A new mega kitchen that can feed up to 50,000 underprivileged children every day has now opened. The project is the work of the GT Foundation, the philanthropic wing of GlowTouch Technologies, in partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
The facility will provide mid-day meals to underserved children who attend public schools in several regions surrounding metropolitan Mangalore, India. The kitchen was a dream project of the late Dr. V. Ravichandran, who combined entrepreneurship with philanthropy to share his success with others. The kitchen will cater to children in schools in and around the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi regions, reducing malnutrition and supporting quality education.
The GT Foundation’s partner, the Akshaya Patra Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization that provides the world’s largest meals program of its kind, serving more than 1.6 million students daily. The kitchen was officially christened on December 3 in a ceremony that included several local dignitaries, state and national government officials, and religious leaders.
The GT and Akshaya Patra Foundations are now pursuing another project, the construction of a new Krishna temple at Benjanapadavu, Mangalore, located near the kitchen site.
About the GT Foundation
The GT Foundation was established in 2004 and is involved in various philanthropic activities in Mangalore and surrounding areas. On its own and in association with partners, the Foundation has built orphanages, schools, and a computer training facility and participates in several social entrepreneurship and awareness projects. The Foundation undertakes humanitarian work that provides relief to underprivileged people in poverty. We also undertake long-term projects to generate employment and revenue for people in need to achieve sustainable development. The GT Foundation has reached thousands of children annually stricken by hunger, neglect, and poverty.
About The Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit headquartered in Bengaluru, India, and is dedicated to ensuring that no child in India is deprived of education because of hunger. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has implemented the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government and government-aided schools at 13,839 facilities across 12 states in India, serving more than 1.6 million children and 25 million meals to date. Akshaya Patra is continuously leveraging technology in its state-of-the-art kitchens, which have become a subject of study, attracting visitors from around the world.