The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA Hosted Its Annual New Jersey Benefit Gala on October 6, 2018

STONEHAM, MA (October 9, 2018) — Akshaya Patra Foundation USA hosted its annual New Jersey Benefit Gala on Saturday, October 6 at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott in New Jersey.

This event was attened by over 400 business, non-profit, government and philanthropic leaders. This event raised close to half a million dollars, thanks to our generous supporters.

Our Chief guest for this event, Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York started off the evening. Followed by the CEO of Akshaya Patra, Vanadana Tilak, who shared a compelling presentation about the organization and its mission. The event also included special guests, Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande who serves as Board Chairman for TAPF USA and his wife Jaishree. Special celebrity guest, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, inspired people to get motivated and excited for the event. He auctioned off his aprons during the event, a beautiful gesture to help those in need.

This event was made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the New Jersey Chapter volunteers and the chapter co-chairs Dr. Anand Kulkarni, Mr. Kiran Kothari, Mr. Haresh Patel and Dr. Rachana Kulkarni.

In India, millions of children suffer from extreme hunger and as a result education is compromised. The organization began feeding 1,500 children daily in 2000 and currently feeds over 1.7 million children in 14,125 government schools each day through a association of 38 ISO standard centralized kitchens in 12 states. Its mission is to reach 5 million children every day by 2020. With a history of economical innovation, the capacity to level and maximize the value of partnerships is supposed to succeed.

To learn more about The Akshaya Patra Foundation, please visit their websites:
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