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.
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
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.
Serve nutritious lunch free of cost to out-patients and family members of
So far, more than 10,999,768 cumulative meals have been served.
Each day, more than 15,439 underprivileged people receive free and nutritious meals.
20 Public Hospitals in Mumbai including KEM, BYL Nair, Cooper, St. George, Cama & Albless, Gokuldas Tejpal, Rajawadi, T.B. Hospitals etc