Observing World Food Day with Akshaya Patra
On the occasion of World Food Day, there is a need to reiterate the necessity of better nutrition which enables better life. Food is the essence of life. It sustains and nourishes. And everyone deserves an adequate amount of food.
Despite the progress and development in every sphere, unfortunately, there is a vast disparity between the haves and the have-nots in this world. With the distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap has further widened. Amongst the many issues, hunger is a critical one especially in a country like India. According to an FAO report in 2020, 189.2 million people are undernourished in India. By this measure, 14% of the population is undernourished in India.
Amongst all, children are the most vulnerable to the risk of hunger and malnutrition. Therefore, many NGOs in India are working hard to feed the children and alleviate hunger. One of them is an NGO called Akshaya Patra. The NGO works tirelessly to feed the children studying in government schools across the country with school lunches every day to address malnutrition and classroom hunger.
Akshaya Patra provides school lunch to feed the children every day for more than two decades. During times of food insecurity caused by natural disasters or a pandemic, the NGO has been undertaking food relief efforts across India to feed the hungry apart from its endeavour to feed the children. It is an attempt to help marginalised and vulnerable sections of society get access to adequate food and retain a life of dignity. So, this World Food Day you can be part of the effort to feed the hungry by making an online donation.
Under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to ensure better nutrition for a better life for these children and the people at large is even greater now. In observance of World Food Day, you can feed the hungry across the country by contributing with online donations.
What will happen when you donate online to an NGO?
You will see that children get a nutritious and safe meal every day or a hungry person receives food for relief. Yes, you are fighting for a hunger-free world when you donate online to the NGO. A healthy meal to these children will have a multiplier impact that leads to a better tomorrow and a healthy meal to a hungry person is hope.
Why you shouldn’t miss World Food Day on 16 October to donate online to an NGO in India, that is committed to feed the hungry as well as feed the children?
The objective of this NGO in India is to make sure nobody is left out hungry. The efforts can only be sustained with people’s participation. Making an online donation is one of the ways of participation. Think about the people you can be helping when they receive a nutritious and safe meal. Think about the children’s smiles when they have a good wholesome school lunch. Donate online to bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots. Here is your chance to observe World Food Day with Akshaya Patra. Join the fight against hunger with an online donation and ensure better nutrition is available to all.