Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar joins hands with The Akshaya Patra Foundation

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar from Kopper Kadai (Delhi & Bangalore) joins hands with The Akshaya Patra Foundation which operates the world's largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Programme, to work towards Freedom from Hunger Campaign. Chef Akshay recently visited Akshaya Patra's Vrindavan kitchen (one of the biggest kitchens in North India) and cooked for the students. The kitchen serves mid-day meals every day to more than 1.2lacs students in 2000 schools in Vrindavan and Mathura. Every day, Akshaya Patra serves over 1.6 Million children from 13808 schools in 12 states through 31 kitchens across India. During the visit, Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar said, "It's an honour for me & my team to collaborate with The Akshaya Patra Foundation which works towards the noble cause of providing mid-day meals to students everyday. By providing mid-day meals, they not only feed the kids but also motivate them, and give them a reason to be in school and study. My team & I feel privileged to cook in Vrindavan Kitchen where we have served food to more than 1.5 lacs students". Chef Akshay and Kopper Kadai Delhi team cooked rice, kadhi, chapatis in the base kitchen. Chef also shared the importance of healthy food and learning, with children. "We are happy to have Kopper Kadai Delhi Team & Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar on board to spread the word about need of nutritious meals for underserved children, through his campaign #FreedomFromHunger. We are delighted to provide the platform and support him in his endeavor" said Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation. "We feel extremely privileged to be a part of this activity where we served kids with hygienic food made by our team in Akshaya Patra kitchen. Apart from this, we are happy to collaborate with Akshaya Patra to run a digital campaign #FreedomFromHunger on our platforms along with Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar", says Devinder Vohra, Co-Owner, Kopper Kadai Delhi. (ANI)