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Annamrita, Midday meal program to poor children

Annamrita, Midday meal program to poor children

In order to encourage poor children to go to schools and satisfy their hunger, Annamrita is launched.

Annamrita is a midday meal programme of the Government of India and is being implemented by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) in select schools throughout the country. These include both government and government-aided schools.

The main objective of this program is to free children from both hunger as well illiteracy.

IFRF is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 2004. Its head office is Mumbai. It has 20 kitchens to support the midday meal program.

Approximately 1.2 million children in seven states including Delhi, Jharkhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are getting benefitted from this program daily.

Despite the government programs that offer midday meals to poor schools, several children in the country are still starving.

As per the report of UNICEF, out of around 60 million children in the country, 50 percent of children are underweight, 45 percent are too short for their age, 75 percent are anemic, 27 percent are too thin for their height i.e. under acute malnutrition and 75 percent Vitamin A deficient.

Since forming, IFRF has been helping several underprivileged children. Due to Annamrita program, the attendance in the schools has increased and children are performing better in their exams.

Annamrita means ‘food as pure as nectar’ which describes the importance of food to anybody. This program is offering healthy and nutritious food to children.

Though several children are benefitting, there are many poor children in the country yet to be fed. Even the smallest contribution helps feeding more children in future.

Hence, if you want to help these children, donate ₹450 to feed a child for the entire year. Donate to this program and save the children from hunger and illiteracy.

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