Mid-Day Meal

Midday Meal is a Government of Maharashtra program to provide meals to under-privileged school children. Education is needed for a better future, but hunger,an immediate need,forces a young child away from school. Midday meal provides 200,000 meals every day throughout India, resulting in dramatic increases in school attendance.

The scheme aims to break the hunger cycle by providing impoverished families the incentive to keep their kids in class. For most children, it is their only complete meal of the day. The service is performed free from commercial motive for the benefit of all hungry stomachs, without consideration of religion, caste, creed, or sex.

With the generous help of private donors, Midday Meal has grown considerably since its inception.

2004

  • 1 kitchen
  • 900 meals per day
  • Mid day Meal

2009

  • 4 state-of-the-art, ISO-9001-certified kitchens
  • 200,000 meals per day

Results

  • Dramatic increase in enrollment and attendance
  • 91% of teachers report significant reduction in drop out rate
  • 99.6% of students report greater ability to concentrate

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