|Members of the Foodbank Nigeria Board|
|Coordinator, Foodbank Nigeria,Paul Achem with a group of volunteers in one of their outreaches|
|Distribution of coked food to children at a school in Ilaje area of Lagos|
organisation founded in 2012 with a mission to feed the hungry in society.
Board, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo said the aim of establishing the Foodbank Nigeria
was to ensure that the less-privileged in the society did not go to bed hungry
understood the need to contribute towards the project.
small or too big. But we can pool resources together, be it in food produce,
money, time or advocacy.”
providing raw foodstuff to the need irrespective of their religion or
|A section of the children receiving food packs|
sensitise the government and the public
on the need to address the issue of hunger in society, it would continue
through research to find out the magnitude of the problem.
situation will get better or worse; if
the problem is that of shortfall in food production; if food is not affordable
of if the food is not getting to the people—the issue of food wastage.”
the challenge of hunger in the society,
former first lady of Cross River State, Mrs Owanari Duke , who is
also on the Board of the Foodbank Nigeria, said the initiative was programmed to
ensure people were given nutritious food and not just anything for the sake of
NetLibrary, Mrs Yinka Ayo-Yusuf, said while the organisation carried out food
interventions to feed the hungry in society, it also ensured the people got
|A food outreach in Ilupeju, Lagos|
|Food for all|
preserving and re-distribution of food. She encouraged individuals and
corporate organisations to support the cause of closing the food gap in
Sensation, Lady Kehinde Kamson, who is also on the Board, has been supporting
the programme and at various times championed food interventions where cooked
food was given to children, the aged, disaster victims and those with special
the programme that their contributions will be well accounted for and the food
support will be properly administered to those who indeed need it.
Global Food Banking Network, the organisation, besides adopting traditional and
innovative fundraising strategies, it is encouraging people to create what it
calls the ‘ Circle of Friends’ where people agree to contribute a given
amount of money to the programme following a pattern they desire.
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