In celebration of the International Volunteers Day 2021, The Lagos Food Bank has organized a two days’ weekend getaway in Badagry community to celebrate the achievements and efforts of its volunteers this year. The event is scheduled to hold on the 4th and 5th of December 2021. The activities for this event include a community Outreach in Topo community, Beach party, Visit to tourist sites, Grill night and lots more.
To encourage nationwide volunteerism through the celebration of the hard work of Lagos Food Bank volunteers.
1. To provide a unique opportunity for volunteers to share values and promote striding efforts of good work amongst themselves while having loads of fun at it.
2. To promote the benefits of volunteering.
3. To give relief to vulnerable inhabitants of Topo community that are in dire economic straits to give them assistance.
On the 4th of December, a TEFAP outreach will be held at Topo community, Badagry to provide the most vulnerable in that community with food and other essential items that can sustain them for about 2-3 weeks. Topo is a community that lacks proper amenities like clean water and adequate infrastructure for its inhabitants as well as the necessary tools to foster a booming economic environment. The inhabitants’ major occupations are fishing and coconut farming, petty trading as well as surviving by means of tourist activities which are seasonal. For years, the residents of the community have lacked adequate electricity supply and incurred losses of food, business implementation and expansion. The recent closure of the border has also made business worse for some traders that were able to get by formerly due to the inflow of individuals to the area. The residents have long been in this cycle of stagnation and hardship and often feel neglected by the state government and its inability to keep promises and implement some projects.