Being moved with the passion for fighting hunger and malnutrition in the spate of increasing high cost of living due to removal, CitiBank partnered with Lagos Food Bank Initiative on Saturday 24th June, 2023 to reach vulnerable families with boxes of food relief and personal care items for each beneficiary.
The outreach was graced with top management staff of CitiBank. Dr. Michael Sunbola (President/Executive Director, LFBI) in his opening remark, appreciated the team on their willingness to give back to their community and encouraged more organizations to imbibe the culture of community service. A representative of CitiBank, in her speech, affirmed their Bank is involved in driving economic progress by giving back to the countries where they operate and described the outreach as important to their core DNA having a whole month dedicated annually for similar events called “Global Community Day”.
Also present at the outreach was LFBI product partner; Krispy Kream with boxes of pastry items for the beneficiaries of the outreach.
The distribution of food boxes and other items such as clothing followed immediately after the briefing which took place inside the warehouse. Each Beneficiaries got a box of packaged food items; the point at which they prayed for the outreach sponsors in appreciation, while those interested in the clothing visited the Cloth Banking Network Stand and available materials of their choice.
After the distribution of food and clothing, the outreach ended on an exciting and successful note. Reaching out to the under-served is a call to both corporate organizations and concerned individuals geared towards providing a solution to hunger.