Through the Temporary Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Growth and Development Asset Management Limited (GDL) partnered with Lagos Food Bank Initiative to support vulnerable families in Sagbokoji, Mushin, Oshodi and Isolo Communities as they marked the commencement of a new financial year in remarkable style, reaching out to a large number of beneficiaries with staple food items and relief materials for their sustenance.
Taking place in the respective communities from the 23rd to 25th and rounding up with a distribution at the food bank warehouse on the 26th of January 2024, the timely outreaches were greatly successful, mitigating food insecurity and hunger majorly caused by a rapid increase in living costs as a result of inflation in the country.
While giving a testimonial during one of the outreaches, Yemi Adekoya, the Divisional Managing Director of GDL, expressed his delight for a well-conducted outreach and recommended the food bank for partnership opportunities to other corporate organizations and individuals seeking to impact society through community-driven activities.
Addressing those present on the last day of the outreach, the Executive Director/Founder of the food bank, Dr. Michael Sunbola, appreciated the partner for a highly impactful partnership that saw vulnerable families in 7 different communities within Lagos catered for, highlighting on the importance of such ventures for the sustenance of those living below the poverty line. He also acknowledged the resilience of the food bank volunteers who had been present for the outreaches from the first to the last day, encouraging them to carry the spirit of kindness and selflessness far and beyond, and to continue to be agents of positive change in the society.
In the 8 years of serving humanity, Lagos Food Bank Initiative remains a frontline agency in fighting hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria, providing nutritious food and relief materials for the sustenance of the vulnerable populace in low-cost communities. Having reached well over 2 million beneficiaries with 24,000 registered volunteers, the non-profit organization is steadfast towards achieving a hunger-free society for all.