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

Why 950 per child per year / Deficit Description

Food is everybody’s basic need. If this basic need is not made accessible, every other aspect of life becomes less important. Hunger builds a thick wall between the victim and everything else such as education, career, health and many other facets.One-third of the world’s undernourished children are from India. These children cannot study without food, and cannot earn without an education. They need to be released from this vicious cycle, and it can only be done with your help.

Malnutrition in India – the facts
1.59 per cent of children in India under the age of five suffer from malnutrition
2.Up to 25 per cent of infants are born with low birth weight, which makes them predisposed to malnutrition and disease
3.There are approximately 61 million undernourished children in India
4.Half the children living in the 100 poorest districts of India suffer from malnutrition, by the age of two
5.Because of poor information campaigns, 92 per cent of mothers have never heard of ‘malnutrition’
6.80 million children drop out of school before attaining 8 years of age
7.Over 8 million children in India are out of school
8.The roots of malnutrition lie in poverty, lack of education and inequality, so these problems need to be addressed with urgency.


We are a leading non-profit organisation, providing mid-day meals to combat classroom hunger in Government schools in India. With the vision that no child shall be deprived of education because of hunger, At present we are implementing the mid-day meal program in 20 cities across 7 states of India, through 23 state of the art mechanised kitchens reaching out to over 1.3 million children and 8000+ schools.For every donation of just Rs 950, a child is fed a healthy, tasty mid-day meal on every school day, for an entire year.Annamrita is a charitable institution and is dependent on donations received from the Government of India, corporates, online fundraising campaigns, and other well-wishers. With your help, we can reach out to many more children suffering from malnutrition across the country every day.


By providing them with the mid-day meal programme, we can improve their health and provide them with an incentive to stay in school and get an education too, and hopefully make a huge difference in the future of this country.