On the 6th and 7th of April, 2024, the Lagos Food Bank commenced the National Food Distribution Program in Ajeromi and Apapa Iganmu Local Government Areas, Lagos State. Taking place in Amukoko and Ijora Badia communities respectively, the distribution witnessed a great number of beneficiaries receive bags of rice courtesy the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

The partnership between LFBI and ADF sought to curb food insecurity affecting the most vulnerable in low-income communities, given the rising cost of living resulting from unprecedented inflation.

Addressing those present at the outreach in Amukoko, the Founder/Executive Director of the food bank, Dr. Michael Sunbola appreciated the pioneers of the National Food Distribution Program and lauded the initiative as a much needed one especially during challenging times for Nigerians nationwide. With the hope of feeding 1 million families across the country, the founder of the food bank is certain this act of kindness will go a long way in bridging the hunger gap and remain in the hearts of those who have benefited directly and indirectly from the distribution.

Beneficiaries in the above-mentioned communities expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the kind gesture of providing them with food, a basic need that certifies their sustenance.

Also in attendance of the distribution activities were the ever-dedicated food bank volunteers who showed up in good numbers to help in ensuring a seamless process and a successful outreach. Derin, a new volunteer of the food bank mentioned her delight to be at the outreach. She stated “initiatives like this are very important in our society as the enable people like myself to give back in everyway possible”.