South Bangalore, India
Much of India has long suffered from poverty. Despite the country's recent economic growth, millions of children are malnourished and must work to earn money for food instead of attending school. This article discusses how the charitable organization Akshaya Patra (Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA) is managing a relief effort to provide children from impoverished families with food distributed through schools, an effort which provides nearly one million children with daily meals, and by doing so, enables them to attend school instead of working as laborers. It also describes how the organization has responded to an increasing demand for its services; it overviews the key outcomes that this relief effort has generated. It then explains how this effort relates to performing socially responsible acts that contribute to the good of the international community.