26412 Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:59pm
CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya recently raised an additional $29,000 for The Akshaya Patra Foundation, which it partnered with earlier this year. Surya’s president, Satya Tiwari, and a team of Surya employees ran in the Atlanta AllState Half-Marathon on behalf of the nonprofit in a program it called Miles for Meals. Having exceeded its initial goal by more than $4,000, the money raised will help the charity to feed 1,941 children over the coming year.
One of the world’s largest non-governmental (NGO)-run school feeding programs, The Akshaya Patra Foundation serves more than 1.3 million children in rural India freshly prepared, nutritious meals every day. Earlier this year, Surya donated $250,000 to the foundation.
“I want to personally thank all of those who donated their time and money towards this amazing cause. Growing up in northern India, I saw the desperate need that still exists in so many communities for the healthy food and educational opportunities that can so easily be taken for granted,” said Tiwari.
People interested in donating to the Miles for Meals program or learning about the foundation at razoo.com/story/Suryamilesformeals.