addressing hunger and literacy
Every child should be educated, which means every child must be fed so they can concentrate in class. Annamrita works with the Government of India’s Midday Meals programme to feed over 1.2 million children daily for free.
Although free public education is offered to children aged 6–14, poverty prevents the underprivileged from taking advantage of it since they need to work in order to feed themselves.
In 2004, the Government of Maharashtra appointed Annamrita to provide nutritional midday meals for primary school children. In this state 300,000 free meals a day are distributed between Mumbai and Pune.
“Annamrita” literally translated means “Food as Pure as Nectar.” Here are some of the awards that this project has been given for sharing this.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that there is a direct correlation between these lunch programs and increased student enrolment, attendance, attention spans, and exam scores. Other benefits include reductions in skin infection, anaemia, and marked improvements in body mass index.