Chef Tanvi Shah, author of Millennial Kitchen, combines good food and company to raise awareness of Akshaya Patra USA | News Direct

Chef Tanvi Shah, author of Millennial Kitchen, combines good food and company to raise awareness of Akshaya Patra USA

News release by The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Los Angeles, CA | July 19, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Over the course of two months, Chef Tanvi Shah and her daughter, Mira Shah, brought together communities in 5 US cities to raise awareness about healthy eating and Akshaya Patra’s midday meal program. Millennial Kitchen, a unique cookbook that provides delicious and nutritious recipes for the quintessential millennial, was published as part of their philanthropic initiative ‘Cook For Cause’, where 100% of book sales go towards Akshaya Patra’s midday meal program.

The book includes a variety of recipes including vegan, Jain and gluten-free options. Tanvi Shah’s steadfast beliefs of excluding sugar and preparing clean & macro-balanced meals in the kitchen, combined with Mira Shah’s desire for satisfying, easy & delicious meals are reflected in their recipes.

Gururaj ‘Desh’ Deshpande, a member of the Board of Directors, said “Akshaya Patra is so fortunate to have the support of Tanvi and her whole family. Not only did we get a copy of the book written by Tanvi and her daughter Mira but we also got to taste several dishes meticulously prepared by Tanvi.”

Tanvi Shah, who hails from Mumbai, completed her Bachelors & Masters degrees in the US and worked at IBM for several years before moving back to India. In addition to her passion for food, she is now the creative head for a fabric accessory line that retails across India. Mira Shah is a student at St Andrews University in Scotland where she studies global sustainability. She is currently doing an internship at The Soho House in Mumbai, infusing sustainability in operational processes in the hospitality sector.

About The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

Established in 2000, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest NGO school meal program, providing hot, nutritious school lunches to over 1.8 million children in over 20,000 schools through 63 kitchens in 14 states and 2 Union Territories in India. It costs only $20 to feed a child for an entire school year. In 2006, the Akshaya Patra Foundation USA was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The foundation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and supports the Akshaya Patra mission by raising funds and awareness in the United States.



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