Donate For Food, Donate For Mid Day Meal In India - Smile Foundation

#PlateHalfFull

Come together to feed the future

  • Providing mid-day meals in schools in rural areas and urban slums in India

  • Sensitizing the teachers and families on the need of proper nutrition

  • Distributing meals to vulnerable and pandemic affected lesser-privileged families

  • Creating awareness on maternal nutrition among women from the lesser privileged sections

  • Conducting awareness sessions to ensure the nutritional status of girls from under-privileged sections

  • In India, (especially underprivileged communities) fail to provide the most basic care to their children - providing healthy meals to them, which results in stunted growth, malnourishment etc.

  • Hundreds of school going children suffer from hidden hunger. Parents provide whatever meal they can with the meager amounts they earn but it doesn’t fulfill the need of proper nourishment.

  • 61 million children in India grow inadequately due to chronic under-nutrition

  • More than half of the children in India are malnourished which results in poor performance in school

  • 68% of all undernourished children in India are girls

Your Donation Will Help For The NUTRITION OF 1 CHILD FOR ONE YEAR
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We thank you for your support and for your desire to help us succeed in this initiative.

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About the Campaign

The issue of malnutrition is of major concern for countries across the world. While it is a universal problem, children and women living in poverty are the worst affected by it. 

Due to the pandemic as a lot of people lost their means of livelihood and were further pushed into poverty, it affected their food consumption levels compromising their nutritional health. It also caused disruption in preventive health and nutrition services.

Our campaign ‘Plate Half Full’ is an attempt towards enhancing education with adequate nutrition - while it is necessary to have underprivileged children attend school, it is also just as important to have them eat regular nutritious meals in a day. It focuses on improving the nutritional status of mothers, infants, and young children to promote holistic development and help them reach their fullest potential.

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Project Sampoorna, Banaskantha, Gujarat

Stories In Motion

Nutrition Stories

Nutrition in News

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    Oct 2022

    Access to nutrition can fuel India’s demographic dividend

    Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation talks about importance of greater accessibility of nutrition in India

    Nutrition is foundational to human development. Wholesome nutrition is at the core of human existence and access to food and nutrition are fundamentals to lead a life with dignity. The National Nutrition Week, observed every year from September 1 to 7, is a reminder to all of us to do more to ensure access to nutrition for all, particularly for people in the marginalized sections of society.

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Our Interventions

Distributing meals to lesser privileged families

Providing dry rations to under privileged families

Providing mid day meals in schools in rural areas

Creating awareness on maternal nutrition

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