News-and-Society The Akshaya Patra NGO in Chhattisgarh started its operations in the state with its kitchen at Bhilai which began in January 2009. Today the mid day meal in Chhattisgarh is served through this kitchen reaching out to 23,674 children across 160 Government and Government aided schools in the state. In order to provide this food for education, the foundation has constructed a centralized kitchen unit in this location. This centralized kitchen is a large kitchen unit equipped with state-of-the-art machinery that allows for food to be cooked in large quantities in a very short amount of time. Due to the use of technology in the cooking process, there is limited human contact with the food which maintains proper quality and hygiene in the cooking procedure at all times. The kitchen is supported through contributions from the Central and State Government, corporates and through individuals who generously donate online to help eliminate classroom hunger in the state. Food Safety Management Systems are in place in kitchen of this NGO in Chhattisgarh. To ensure that the mid day meal in Chhattisgarh is not just tasty, but also healthy to eat, the staff at the Bhilai kitchen follows hygiene practices such as wearing gloves, masks, gum boots and uniforms while they are on the premises. They also follow healthy personal hygiene practices such as regularly washing their hands and taking daily showers. To also help inform the staff even further, hygiene charts are prominently displayed throughout the kitchen premises. Once the food is cooked, it is safely transported to the schools through Akshaya Patras custom designed meal delivery vehicles, also known as the Blue Buses. These buses are sterilized with steam before every delivery, and are also designed with a puffed body that is insulated to maintain the correct temperature of the food till delivery. The honeycomb structure fitted in each vehicle also prevents the food from spilling during transportation. Many patrons donate online to provide vehicles to the Foundation to help Akshaya Patra reach out to more children. Ensuring that the food is appealing to those enjoying the mid day meal in Chhattisgarh, the menu has been modified to suit the local palate. The NGO in Chhattisgarh has added delicious items to its menu such as rice, khadi (yogurt curry), dal (pulses curry), khichdi (rice and dal), and other enticing vegetable dishes. With the help of all those who donate online to the Foundations work, Akshaya Patra is steadily moving towards fulfilling its mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020. Help the organization achieve this by donating now. Follow us on Google+: The Akshaya Patra Foundation Bhilai 相关的主题文章: