The Lagos Food Bank Initiative continues with the implementation of the One Billion Meals Campaign in Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with the Food Banking Regional Network and Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative. The One Billion Meals Campaign is an initiative that aims at tackling food insecurity by donating food to the underprivileged and undernourished in under-served communities affected by the rising food inflation.
The campaign was carried out with distributions of food items and relief materials at Shasha/Agege/Cement and Amukoko-Apapa communities, benefiting from this initiative. Mrs. Taiwo Alabi and Mama Gladys, both beneficiaries of the campaign, expressed their joy for the food items donation as it serves as a big relief to the hard times experienced currently in the country and prayed for the upliftment of the organization.
The distributions also provided the avenue for the women to learn more about healthy dieting and meal plans for healthy living. Members of the communities who were not registered equally benefited from other relief materials (sanitary pads, fairly used clothes, shoes, bags, etc.). The women and children continuously expressed their gratitude as they left the outreach ground with their boxes of hope and other non-essential items.