PARTNER WITH US
The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK partners with business, restaurants and community organisations that recognise the value of giving and making a difference to those in need.
If you’re interested in collaborating please get in touch
"We are working with Akshaya Patra because we genuinely feel it is the right thing to do. There are hundreds of thousands of children in India for whom hunger is a seemingly immovable and unrelenting barrier to education. This feels deeply unfair and, frankly, plain wrong. The meals Akshaya Patra provide are truly life-changing - they help offer children the invaluable opportunity to learn, to progress, to support their families out of poverty. Breaking down the barriers that keep families in poverty across society is so important. We couldn’t be more proud to be supporting Akshaya Patra in their mission to end hunger as a barrier to education for children in India. Knowing that we’ve already helped serve over 3 billion meals to children is simply awesome and we’re looking forward to helping serve more".
ONE FOR ONE SUPPORTERS
Our One For One supporters generously donate the cost of one school lunch to our Food For Education Programme for every product or meal that they sell.
CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS
Transformational gifts, gifts in kind or pro bono support from our corporate and foundation supporters have enabled us to significantly expand the reach of our Food For Education Programme.
GIVE A TRANSFORMATIONAL GRANT
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a leading non-profit organisation which can provide the opportunity for Foundations or Trusts of all sizes to become involved with highly transformational grant giving.
ADOPT A SCHOOL
Partnership opportunities start from giving a grant to adopt one school of up to 300 children for £3,000, or adopting several schools if you prefer. These schools can be located close to each other. A school grant will enable us to serve each pupil at your school a nourishing lunch every day for one year, or for multiple years if you choose to give a larger grant.
We will provide reporting on the life changing impact of your partnership on the children you are supporting, and would also be delighted to arrange for you to visit your school and the kitchen that serves it to see the positive effects of your grant in person.
FUND KITCHEN EQUIPMENT OR A DELIVERY VEHICLE
Help us to further maximise the efficiency of our current state of the art kitchens, and to set up new kitchens in areas of expansion, by funding one piece or several pieces of high-tech, specialised kitchen equipment, such as roti making machines or rice cleaning machines. We also offer the option of funding one or several of our specially adapted delivery vehicles which transport the freshly cooked meals to our surrounding partner schools.
By partnering with Akshaya Patra, your Foundation or Trust can enable us to expand our reach to millions more children who need our support, and will play a crucial part in eradicating classroom hunger and facilitating childhood education in India.
Nominate The Akshaya Patra Foundation as your Charity of the Year or charity partner for your events, and your company can raise vital funds and awareness for our Food For Education Programme and even sponsor an entire school of children in collaboration with the Akshaya Patra UK team.
HOST A LUNCH AND LEARN
Lunch and learn: The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK regularly gives inspiring and informative talks about our ongoing operations and actively participates in the conversation surrounding child malnutrition and food insecurity in both India and the UK. If you would like us to give a talk or presentation about our Food For Education Programme to you and your colleagues, and answer any questions you may have about our operational strategies and growth please do get in touch.
GIVE A TRANSFORMATIONAL GIFT
Your company can partner with us to enable thousands of children across India to receive a nourishing school lunch and access the transformative power of education. As a starting point – a £1,000 gift allows us to serve lunches to 100 school children every day for an entire year.
MEALS FOR MEALS
Your restaurant can get involved in eradicating classroom hunger in India by joining the leading restaurants across the UK who take part in our Meals For Meals restaurant scheme. We simply ask you to add £1 to each customer’s bill as a voluntary donation – after service charge and VAT.
£1 can provide school lunches to a child in India every day for an entire month. After enjoying a delicious meal at your restaurant, diners will walk away with the satisfying feeling of having ensured that a hungry child will eat too.
PARTNER WITH US
Visit our donate page and you can give a single gift or set up a monthly gift to our Food For Education Programme, or find out about adopting a whole school of up to 300 children for a year.
You can donate your birthday, wedding or other special event to Akshaya Patra by asking your family and friends to give to our Food For Education Programme instead of buying you a gift.
By making a gift in honour or in memory of a loved one, you can make a huge difference that will positively resonate for future generations. You could also leave a legacy to Akshaya Patra in your will.
£12 enables us to serve school lunches to one child in India every day for an entire year. Your invaluable partnership will enable us to strive with confidence towards fulfilling our goal of serving life changing school lunches to 5 million children by 2020.
Thanks to the economies of scale we implement with our state of the art kitchens, and the subsidies we receive from the Central Government and State Governments of India, every gift you give will be multiplied and efficiently utilised to have the maximum impact possible.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Get involved in community activities by representing Akshaya Patra at events, setting up a stall or even hosting your own event to raise awareness of our Food For Education Programme.
Take on a challenge event to raise money for Akshaya Patra. Run a marathon, climb a mountain, experience the thrill of skydiving - the possibilities are endless. Visit our challenge events and Just Giving page for inspiration.
Join in with our campaigns on social media by engaging with our content, and help us to raise awareness of our work amongst a new audience.
If you pay income tax, payroll giving is a tax efficient way of donating to us - every £1 you donate costs you just 80p if you fall into the lower tax band. For higher tax bands, every £1 costs you just 60p. The donation is taken from your gross salary before tax has been deducted.
Your payroll department can help with setting up a monthly payroll gift to us, and some companies will match your gift every month - enabling you to double your impact. Some companies will also match single donations given to charities by their employees. Ask your CSR department if they have a matched giving scheme in place, and why not encourage your colleagues to set up a payroll gift to us too?
If you are a university student, why not nominate Akshaya Patra as your charity partner for your existing student society events? If you’re holding a ticketed event, you could add £1 to the ticket cost and donate your proceeds to our Food For Education Programme.
Create and host events and challenges around relevant campaigns, for example International School Meals Day every March, World Hunger Day every May or International Development Week. You could organise talks and seminars in collaboration with Akshaya Patra, and your audience will receive a compelling insight into our work and operations. Our UK CEO Bhawani Singh Shekhawat has a wealth of public speaking experience and could be available to give an inspiring and thought provoking talk as a guest lecturer.
PRIMARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Are you a primary or secondary school student? You can support our work by holding awareness raising and fundraising events at your school. Some ideas for events are:
- Bake sale or world food sale
- Fancy dress or dress down day
- Fun run
- Variety or talent show
- Raffle with donations from local businesses
- Sponsored sleepover
- Nominating Akshaya Patra as your Charity of the Year
- Showcasing our work at your school assembly, annual dinner or summer fete