The Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust was set up in November 2015 after beginning its efforts in one school with 50 children. It now, provides nutritious, well-balanced breakfast to more than 1.3 million school-going children in rural India and disadvantaged sections of the society. It also enables the holistic development of children by actively engaging with the school authorities and helping them integrate an ethos of academic as well as human excellence in the normal curriculum. The trust is a charitable trust headquartered in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur District of Karnataka, Bharat (India) and has active programs throughout Bharat.
The Trust focuses on rural uplift and transformation by aligning its activities along the four pillars of Vidya (Educare), Vaidya (Healthcare), Vaari (Water) and Vidyuth (Clean Energy), leading to the development of the villages it serves as ideal and sustainable.
Annapoorna started operations in July 2012 by a few volunteers, and as the activities increased in scale and complexity, it has now blossomed into a platform for more than 600 volunteers to serve, besides thousands of teachers at the schools, who offer their services and collaborate with Annapoorna. Thanks to many caring individuals, like-minded institutional partners and government servants who have constantly supported this noble initiative, Annapoorna now serves nutritious breakfast every day – free of cost – to over 1,200,000 school-going children in over 11,000 schools located across 23 states and 3 Union Territories. Annapoorna works closely with hundreds of local vendors in a decentralized model, with customized menu to suit the regional palate, and standardized menu within a region to ensure quality. Apart from the breakfast programme, Annapoorna is also engaged in setting up RO drinking water plants, constructing toilet at village schools and conducting health screening of children.
At Annapoorna, we have always strived to nurture school-going children in rural India and the needy sections of the society, while catering to children’s academic, health, nutritional and emotional needs. The Annapoorna Breakfast Programme focuses on providing daily breakfast to needy school going children. The goal is simple: “Let no child go to school hungry ever!”