Netapp Join Hands With Akshaya Patra Foundation To Eliminate Classroom Hunger

Akshaya Patra Kitchens

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) fosters a culture of charity and service to others which extends to different communities across the world. NetApp employees are committed towards doing the right thing by all means—be it is preservation of its customers’ data or helping out the deprived in our communities.

In line with this, NetApp in India has joined hands with with non-profit organizations such as Akshaya Patra Foundation, Parikrma foundation, and Habitat for Humanity, to raise wakefulness for and address the social and environmental issues including education, undernourishment, health and hygiene.

Recently, NetApp India undertook several activities targeting these areas of concerns. In an initiative towards increasing the school attendance through serving nutritious meals, NetApp donated a state-of-the-art food delivery van at Akshaya Patra Kitchens. In addition, to create proper sanitation and hygiene awareness, NetApp sponsored the construction of a toilet unit at the Varthur College in Bangalore, in association with the NGO, Habitat for Humanity.

Integral to how NetApp gives back is an exclusive Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program, which authorizes the employees to volunteer up to 40 hours every year—with full pay, during routine business hours—to support the non-profit organizations of their preference, for example Akshaya Patra Kitchens.

“At NetApp, our values and culture are defined by our commitment to delivering the most favourable responsibilities for the communities we serve,” said Deepak Visweswaraiah, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – NetApp India.

“We endeavour to create a positive impact on the environment in which we work. With NetApp’s Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program and all the way through various grants that we offer, we hope to bring a significant social change that will surely help lessen the issues pertaining to sanitation, education and undernourishment, he added”

Giving back to the society remains an essential part of the employee experience at NetApp. The company is committed to bring a significant change lives—both in the world of data and in communities worldwide.