FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lagos Food Bank Initiative was legally registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2015 and commenced operations officially with a brand on February 14, 2016. We have decided to pick February 14, 2016 as our official commencement date for the purpose of anniversary.

Lagos Food Bank is not limited to only Lagos State. We have started expanding our reach to other states in Nigeria and we also work with other credible registered organizations across the country to implement food relief interventions.

Lagos Food Bank is not a state owned initiative. It is %100 private and its funding is %100 from the private sector. LFBI however work with Government Agencies like Primary Health Care Centers in different LGAs, and LASEMA to offer nutrition intervention and emergency relief support to vulnerable citizens.

Lagos Food Bank Initiative started as a personal past experience of the founder who as a child experienced food-insecurity. According to him, went to school severally on an empty stomach and also went to bed hungry. As a result, he started to fend for himself at a young age to get food. His past experience of food insecurity coupled with the fact that over 60% live on less than $2/day prompted him to start Lagos Food Bank which to date has helped over 1,000,000 people to attain food security across several communities in Lagos.

Please visit this link to donate

Lagos Food Bank awards community service Certificate to volunteers who have successfully completed 100hrs of community service with the food bank. In addition to this we are awarding certificates to all volunteers who participated and completed 100hrs of community service during COVID-19 Emergency Food Intervention Program.

  • We create an avenue for your organization to showcase your CSR activities through our active social media presence on Instagram, twitter and Facebook. We provide more Visibility of your brand on our social media page to thousands of people.
  • Lagos Food Bank Initiative has a cumulative of over 100,000 followers on all social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and Tik-Tok, with over 9000 email contacts of active volunteers and stakeholders. Partnering with us will mean your organization will be in the faces of all these people..
  • We create an avenue for interested staff in your organization to volunteer their time for humanitarian works and also providing an opportunity for your staff to have an interface with the indigent public outside the walls of the office environment.
  • Giving back to your community through LFBI will help your organization build stronger relationships with your existing customers and gain new ones.
  • By supporting a LFBI, your business is spreading the word about your values and intentions, and helping you get introduced to new customers who are passionate about what we do at LFBI.

Lagos Food Bank issues certificate of donation/donation summaries to top/regular donors. Please refer to our annual report page to see examples of top donors.

Grains: Rice, Beans and Garri; we also accept all kinds food items provided they are edible.

No; a volunteer is not allowed to be a beneficiary. However any volunteer willing to be a beneficiary will cease to be a volunteer to enjoy all the status of a beneficiary.

We accept ALL types of food. For a more detailed list, kindly click here.

Yes! We have cold chain storage and can accept perishable items like frozen chicken, turkey, and ground beef, as well as fresh vegetables and fruit, yams and plantains. We encourage you drop these items off at the food bank in person or call 0703 129 5645 to finalize on logistics.

Lagos Food Bank keeps our volunteers up-to-date with events and progress of ongoing projects via emails, and our social media platforms. You can also apply to be an intern or volunteer your time in office administration at Lagos Food Bank.
The office administration activities include, fundraising, food sourcing, research, social media, graphic design, videography, photography, volunteer management and engagement, communication, nutritionist, Business Development, Donor relations, Finance, Policy and advocacy, programs, Agriculturist, Warehouse management, operations to name a few. If you would like to take the career path in volunteering, you can also apply to volunteer full-time. Please click here to apply.

Funds are gotten through individual and corporate donations, contributions, partnerships, grants and merchandise (t-shirts, caps and umbrellas). |Please download our annual report to get more updates about our source funding.

We have six drop off points as follows: To donate to any of the below locations, please contact Abibat at 08028741322 before going to drop off at locations.
1. Ogbu Adim Abua – Adeniji Estate, Lagos Island, Lagos – Flat 5 block 60 phase 3 Adeniji Adele Estate

2. Ogunpaimoola Mojisola – ogunpaimomojisola@gmail.com – Isaac John street, Ikeja G.R.A. – 2a Isaac john Street, Ikeja GRA

3. Tosin Dada-Phillips – tosindadaphillips@gmail.com – Alausa, Ikeja House 6, Adonai court estate MKO Abiola Gardens road, Alausa, Ikeja.

4. Ayelabola Beatrice – everlysegs@yahoo.com 08066074292 Surulere – 11 Modupe Johnson, off Adediran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.

5. Akinpelu Olateju – Ebute-Metta 99 Lagos Street, Ebute-Meta East, Lagos.

6. Odims Ujunwa – Ajah 10/12 Bisi Afolabi Street, Addo road, Ajah, Lagos.

We do not pay our volunteers except for the Intern volunteers who are paid monthly stipend to cover transportation only.

Lagos Food Bank is noted limited to only Lagos State. We work with other credible registered organizations across the country and can implement food relief interventions with ease with the help of our registered partners.

Lagos Food Bank awards community service Certificate to volunteers who have successfully completed 100hrs of community service with the food bank. In addition to this we are awarding certificates to all volunteers who participated and completed 100hrs of community service during COVID-19 Emergency Food Intervention Program. Ordinarily, it takes a minimum of 3-4 months to get an LFBI certificate but you are keen on getting an LFBI certificate much faster, we encourage you to join our daily school feeding (EDUFOOD) program volunteers.

To become a volunteer, fill out the volunteer registration online form to get started. Once filled and submitted, an on-boarding confirmation email will be sent to your registered email. Further information on the volunteering procedures and volunteer guidelines will be sent to your registered email as part of the on-boarding process. The entire process takes an average of 72hours.

No! A volunteer is not allowed to be a beneficiary. However any volunteer willing to be a beneficiary will cease to be a volunteer to get food relief as a beneficiary.

Lagos Food Bank keeps our volunteers up-to-date with events and progress of ongoing projects via emails, and our social media platforms. You can also apply to be an intern or volunteer your time in office administration at Lagos Food Bank. The office administration activities include, fundraising, food sourcing, research, social media, graphic design, videography, photography, volunteer management and engagement, communication, nutritionist, Business Development, Donor relations, Finance, Policy and advocacy, programs, Agriculturist, Warehouse management, operations to name a few. If you would like to take the career path in volunteering, you can also apply to volunteer full-time. Please click here to apply.

Funds are gotten through individual and corporate donations, contributions, partnerships, grants and merchandise (t-shirts, caps and umbrellas). |Please download our annual report to get more updates about our source funding.

We usually go for a location inspection before every outreach to ensure we interact, determine and register vulnerable individuals (Children 0-12, Nursing mothers, Malnourished children and the Elderly). We however have access to a database of beneficiaries we have reached out to in the past which we can call to come to the foodbank for an in-house outreach intervention.

Yes, every donation counts at Lagos Food Bank.

Funding is gotten through individual, corporate donations and grants.

Lagos Food Bank Initiative plays a key role in delivering on at least five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.  Foodbank’s operations are strongly aligned to the following five goals, SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 2 Good Health and Wellbeing, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 5 Gender Equality.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON PARTNERSHIP

We currently have four programs running at the moment.
a. NUMEPLAN: ₦1,500/day
b. EDUFOOD: ₦374.00/day
c. FAMILY FARMING: ₦54,100 (to set up a beneficiary for all the program specialization)
d. NIDS: ₦20,000/month
e. TEFAP: ₦6000/beneficiary

We have a vendor database which consists of the details of all our dealers in major markets whom we purchase food items from at wholesale prices. We also have a branded Lagos Food Bank truck which aids our pickups and delivery these open markets.

We understand that ‘best before’ is a matter of quality and not of safety, therefore foods that are close to their expiration dates can be accepted and redistributed to our to beneficiaries to solve their immediate hunger needs.

We have a cold chain facility (Refrigerators, freezers) to store foods in order to extend their shelf life and allow us more time for distribution.

Yes. We have trucks which we use for pickups for donated items from various
locations to enable ease of delivery on the part of our donors. However, pick up options are subject to size of donation per time especially 1000kg and above. Otherwise, we encourage donations to made directly to our storehouse/warehouse.

We are open to invite prospective donors to our warehouse facility to see how food is picked up, stored and distributed. We could also extend an invitation to donors to attend any of our weekly community outreaches/food drives. Media files could also be shared after each outreach for transparency and accountability.

We usually go for a location inspection before every outreach to ensure we interact, determine and register vulnerable individuals (Children 0-12, Nursing mothers, Malnourished children and the Elderly). We however have access to a database of beneficiaries we have reached out to in the past which we can call to come to the foodbank for an in-house outreach intervention.

Yes, you can. Although this is highly dependent on your budget. We would need to go for a community inspection beforehand to identify the undeserved in the community and hand out beneficiary tags to enable us distribute the items properly on the outreach day.

This is dependent on the budget of the prospective donors. We have partnership types that are suited to meet the budget of our donors. click here to see.

Yes, however, this is dependent on the type of partnership. Click here to see more.

We have a database of our beneficiaries from all our programs which we call and visit frequently to monitor and record progress made. Impact assessment and monitoring is a priority for us at the Lagos Food Bank.

One of our deliverables in Lagos Food Bank is to provide details on each intervention made. These details are in form of pictures, videos and a detailed written report. These would be sent to the partners after each outreach is completed.

Yes, but only at the School feeding program. For outreaches, we now focus on adults who collect raw food as against cooked food. However, where situations warrant that we serve children cooked meals at our Community interventions, we might.

We purchase food at a discounted price from selected retailers. As for preferring funds to food items, this is dependent on the preference of the donor but food donations are always accepted.

The sum total to feed a family of 5-7 for 3 weeks to one month are as follows:
a. 100 families’ costs N600,000
b. 200 families’ costs N1,200,000.
c. While 500 families cost N3,000,000.
d. 1000 families cost N6.000,000..

Please note that indirect Beneficiaries will be up to 2000 people all together because one family has an average member of 5 children especially families living in the low income areas.
Kindly be informed also that this plan/budget is not cast in stone, you can reach out to a higher number of beneficiaries depending on your budget. We would be glad to assist you achieve your CSR goals in this regard.

We currently have four programs running at the moment.
a. NUMEPLAN: ₦1,500/day
b. EDUFOOOD: N490.00/day
c. FAMILY FARMING: N64,100 (to set up a beneficiary for all the program
specialization.)
d. NIDS: ₦9,780/month

The items given out can be dependent on the budget and preference of our partners. The cost of a family size pack for a family of five is N5000. The Family size pack contains the following:
Food Items: Rice 2.5kg, Beans 2kg, Garri 2.5kg, Groundnut oil 1litre, Sardine, Seasoning (Curry, Maggi, and Knorr Chicken), Eggs, 70 pieces of sachet milk, Chocolate spread, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Somovita, Wheatmeal, Supplements, Cereal etc.
Non-food Items: Bathing soaps, 6 pieces of Sunlight detergent, 3 bottles of sunlight dishwashing liquid, Pears baby powder, Shampoo and Conditioner, Nose masks, Sanitizers, Body care products etc.
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