Join the ‘HUNGER-FREE MUMBAI’ movement

Akshaya Chaitanya is an initiative in Mumbai with the objective to eradicate hunger in a sustainable and scalable way.
We have begun our service in the city with the Hospital Feeding Programme in partnership with BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation)
and DMER (Directorate of Medical Education & Research), Government of Maharashtra.

NEED FOR INTERVENTION IN MUMBAI

The biggest irony is, Mumbai, the financial capital ranks the worst on hunger index in Maharashtra and urban India.

  • 59.7% of households in urban slums of Mumbai are ‘severely food-insecure’ (i.e., they run out of food and have to survive without eating for a day or more)

  • Nearly 50,000 children in Mumbai are severely malnourished and nearly 2,000 lose their life every year fighting hunger

  • Every 2nd child in Mumbai is wasted or stunted which means they either have a low height for their age or a low weight for their height

1Statista Research Department 2Socio-economic classification by ‘The Market Research Society of India’

When the marginalised sections face any health issue, government hospitals are their only option.

  • Monthly income levels of families range from ₹7,000 to ₹25,000 only (SEC-D & E)

  • 90% either do not have any medical insurance or any savings, making them vulnerable to unplanned medical expense1

  • Majority works on daily wages and lose their livelihood during a health crisis in the family2

Our hospital feeding service in Mumbai upholds the health of marginalised families as well as reduces their burden of food cost by providing nutritious meals every day.

Our Work

Akshaya Chaitanya in Mumbai

Objective

Serve nutritious lunch free of cost to out-patients and family members of
in-patients.

Meals served

So far, more than 2,325,836 cumulative meals have been served.


Number of beneficiaries

Each day, more than 8,050 underprivileged people receive free and nutritious meals.

Beneficiary hospitals

St. George Hospital, Cama & Albless Hospital, Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, BYL Nair Hospital, Cooper Hospital, and KEM Hospital.

Your one moment of care and concern can help us serve more families in need.

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