What does HOPE mean to Akshaya Patra?

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. – Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hope — the feeling of certainty and an optimistic state of mind for an outcome that is positive even in events or circumstances of adversity.  

It’s what Akshaya Patra believes and trusts in, no matter how challenging a situation may be. This sense of hope and optimism fuels our mission to provide as many meals to our beneficiaries and ensure no children go hungry. Each meal we provide instills a spark of hope in their hearts for a better future and a horizon of endless possibilities. However, we have not done this alone. Thanks to Akshaya Patra’s supporters, donors, team members, volunteers, and the many partnerships, we inspire hope within all our beneficiaries.

Partnerships for Hope Virtual Gala

Join us in celebrating these partnerships and Akshaya Patra’s successes at the Western Region Virtual Gala, Partnerships for Hope, on Saturday, August 28th at 5 pm PT. 

The event will kick off with an introduction from two celebrity supporters, the talented Actor Paresh Rawal and beautiful Author and Actress Swaroop Sampat. Then Akshaya Patra’s Vice Chairman, Srivatsan Rajan, will hold a fireside chat with the world-renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. Later, Siva Sivaram, Akshaya Patra Chairman and President of Western Digital, will moderate a roundtable discussion with the astute Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread, and prestigious Raghu Raghuram, CEO of VMware. 

In addition, guests will enjoy musical performances by the incredibly talented duo from Carnatic 2.0, Mahesh Raghvan, and Shravan Sridhar throughout the event.