As per 2021 Global Hunger Index, India ranks 101st out of the 116 countries.
If this was not enough, The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) of 2019-2020 reported that 35.2% children under the age of 5 years were stunted and 68.9% Children aged 6-59 months were anaemic.
Mumbai, being the financial capital of the country, still struggles with hunger, starvation and malnourishment.
Of the total 22 million, more than 9 million people live in the slums
59.7% households are ‘severely food-insecure’
16.6% households are ‘mild to moderately food-insecure’
40,000 - 55,000 children are severely malnourished and every 2nd child is wasted or stunted
“I would like to say food fits for god, this is a feeling which I really got when I saw Akshaya Chaitanya feeding so many hungry souls, it was such a divine experience. My wishes are that this food never comes to an end. It has to be everlasting”
“It is said in Bhagavad Gita that annastha Praan, I am very happy to see Akshaya Chaitanya feeding so many deserving hungry souls in our country. It gives great sense of satisfaction to see how my contribution is adding up for this big initiative I wish all the people in the country to come forward and help this initiative of Akshaya Chaitanya.”
“Today I got a chance to visit Akshaya Chaitanya’s kitchen in Byculla. They feed people on a daily basis for absolutely no cost, they give food to more than ten thousand hungry souls. The experience of coming here was pristine and quite divine because of absolute hygiene, absolute quality checks and complete devotion in making up the foods, and offering in a way which is helpful for a person who Is eating it. I would request everybody to spread the word and support this initiative of Akshaya Chaitanya”