India | Asia
The Annapoorna Breakfast Programme started to provide meals to hungry, malnourished students and ensure their school participation. The network now boasts 600 volunteers, not including the tens of thousands of teachers within schools that receive nutritious breakfasts. Over 500,000 students in need at more than 6,000 rural and underprivileged areas across India have received meals, which has increased school enrollment, reduced absenteeism and improved overall academic performance. In response to Covid-19, Annapoorna has continued supporting needy families by supplying them with food essentials.