Annamrita Foundation is a secular non-for-profit organisation that strives to fight Poverty driven Hunger and school dropout in India.

Annamrita South India--A Fathomless Journey of Compassion and Hope

It was our Founders Vision that “No one within 10 miles of our premises should go Hungry”A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.These words, Blossomed an Inspiration that “No Child in India shall be deprived of Education Because Of POVERTY”.

Way back in 2004 a team of monks from ISKCON Tirupati led by the Unit President and GBC member H.G Revati Raman Das joined hands with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2004 for Jagananna Gorumudda (MDM) Scheme which was launched by the Government of India which helps poor children from vulnerable background get access to much needed nutrition, food security and education. With the help of this programme free lunch is being provided on school working days for children in Primary and Upper Primary Classes in Government, Government Aided, Local Body STC, Madarsas and Maqtabs i.e supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The Scheme was launched in January, 2003 for the children studying in Primary Schools (Classes I to V) and in October 2008, the same was extended to the children studying in Upper Primary Schools (Classes VI to VIII) and to the children studying in High Schools (Classes IX & X) with 100% state funds.


As on date The Annamrita Foundation(Formerly ISKCON Food Relief Foundation) provides free, wholesome meals to these children in five districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Tirupati, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Kadapa and Anantpuram dishing-out over 150,000 hygienically cooked, hot and nutritious meals for 232 school days Y-o-Y.Our Intervention over a period of 17 years has provided children with at least one nutritionally adequate meal a day.
Annamrita MDM program is known to lead to higher attention spans, better concentration, and improved child performance. IT was also observed that our meal program also gave parents, a strong incentive to send children to school, thereby encouraging enrolment and reducing absenteeism and dropout rates. It supports Health, Nutrition, and Education goals and consequently will have a multipronged impact on a nation’s overall social and economic development.In Andhra Pradesh – a state located in the southern part of India – we have six kitchens reaching out to 1,15, 327 children in 2180 schools.

At Annamrita it’s critically important to promote good hygiene management in our food supply chain that can be achieved through auditing our supply chain processes. It is our confidence that Good sanitary and food handling measures should be adopted besides continuous improvement in our production line.