Vandana Tilak, LA Chair, Joins Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board


STONEHAM: Vandana Tilak, LA Chapter Chair, Ayurveda practitioner and long-time supporter of Akshaya Patra has joined the 2015 Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board. In this role, Tilak will continue her crucial work of spreading and growing awareness about the work of Akshaya Patra, and building on the organization’s expansion via new kitchens and the number of children served. Akshaya Patra runs one of the world’s largest school meal programs, serving 1.4 million children daily in 10 states in India. It’s goal is to serve 5 million children by the year 2020.

Commenting on her new role, Vandana Tilak stated, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve India’s children and I uphold it with the utmost love and caring”.  Vandana Tilak is the Chair of Akshaya Patra USA’s Los Angeles Chapter, which recently held two very successful events in October 2014 and January this year. The Chapter will continue to build on the momentum gained during the 2015 year, increasing awareness and raising funds for new kitchens in Gujarat, Karnataka and other States.

Emily Rosenbaum, CEO of Akshaya Patra USA welcomed Tilak, saying, “Vandana’s passion and enthusiasm is like no other. Her contribution is truly being felt in the lives of the millions we serve”.

Chairman of Akshaya Patra’s Board of Directors, Desh Deshpande added, “Akshaya Patra is very fortunate to have a caring, compassionate, and genuine leader like Vandana Tilak. Her dedication to the cause shows in what she contributes to it each and every day”.

Akshaya Patra’s hot, fresh school meals have been linked to increased school enrollment, and improved health and academic performance for the disadvantaged children attending India’s government schools.

For every $15 donated, Akshaya Patra is able to feed a child for an entire academic year. For further information on Akshaya Patra, visit