Annamrita is the strategic Mid Day Meal Programme by the government of India and run by IKSCON Food Relief Foundation, which aims to liberate the unprivileged children from malnourishment and illiteracy.
Their program is based on the belief that 'you are what you eat'. They provide a nutritious meal to the children in school to attract them to school, thus, serving two purposes of curbing illiteracy and malnourishment. One nutritious meal a day brings thousands of children to school.
Their goal is that no child should be deprived of education due to poverty and hunger. Undernourishment is one of the major conditions hitting the children of India., thus, Annamitra has resolved to provide good quality and hygienic food straight out of ISO certified kitchens. The food prepared is of high nutritional value, suitable for growing children. With healthy food and a full-stomach, they can concentrate better on their studies.
Presently, Annamitra caters over 12,00,000 meals every day from 20 kitchen centers across 8 states. In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the D.Y. Patil Annual Achievers Award by the Dr. D. Y. Patil Group, as the best organization for distributing midday meals to underprivileged children.