Nourishing food is the most immediate basic need that every child should be provided. In India, 17% of children are labourers, having to work to feed not only themselves, but their families too. This means they are unable to go to school and so remain locked in a circle of poverty.
We believe that education is key to eradicating poverty, and that no child should be deprived of an education due to hunger. Of those that are lucky enough to go to school, many often suffer from being malnourished, which can have very serious consequences. We want to help towards making a real difference to these young people’s lives by challenging classroom hunger, and access to education in India, which is why we support The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
A percentage of our proceeds are donated to this remarkable charity who provide free, freshly cooked, nourishing school lunches through their Food For Education initiative. They aim to tackle malnutrition and improve opportunities for children to go to school across India. You can learn more about the work that The Akshaya Patra Foundation do by visiting www.foodforeducation.org.uk.