Inspiring Others To Adopt Sustainable Transportation in India

Inspiring Others To Adopt Sustainable Transportation in India

Akshaya Patra vehicle flag-off ceremony sponsored by FedEx Express

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:10pm

CAMPAIGN: FedEx | Sustainable Logistics

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FedEx is investing in supporting local communities to move people and goods more sustainably. This includes our support of the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s (APF) “Go-Green Initiative” where we are helping to transform their fuel bikes into electric bikes in Bellary, India.

Adopting this sustainable change will help the Foundation reduce their carbon footprint and cut their transportation costs. In fact, the savings generated by adopting e-bikes will help them address classroom hunger and malnutrition in India through feeding more than 2,800 additional children a year as part of their #Mid-DayMealProgram.

The Akshaya Patra kitchens have also installed solar panels that use photovoltaic (PV) cells to convert sunlight into electricity. The solar panels and electric vehicles donated by FedEx will further Akshaya Patra’s efforts to adopt green energy across its operations.

Suvendu Choudhury, Managing Director, International Operations for FedEx Express says, “At FedEx we are committed to connect the world responsibly and resourcefully We’re constantly looking for opportunities to contribute to a more sustainable world through the use of our resources, network and innovative technology. We are thrilled that our support of this initiative will not only positively impact the environment, but the savings from this initiative will result in more meals for thousands of school children.”

About The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that strives to address classroom hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government and Government-aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight hunger and, at the same time, bring children to school. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has worked towards reaching out to children with wholesome food every single school day.

In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments and with the inestimable support of many philanthropic donors and well-wishers, Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across five schools to becoming the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal program, serving wholesome food to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools [as of March 2020] across 14 states & 2 union Territories in India.