In light of the ongoing National Food Distribution initiated by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to feed 1 million indigenous families nationwide, Lagos Food Bank Initiative distributed bags of rice in Ojo LGA in Lagos State on the 9th and 10th of April, at Iba and Ajangbadi communities respectively.

“God bless the food bank and their partner for helping us with food. These bags of rice that we have received will help a lot of families in our community because we have been struggling to feed since the prices of everything in the market increased. Thank you so much for giving us hope,” said Mrs. Aishat Ogundipe, a beneficiary from the distribution that took place in Iba, Ojo LGA in Lagos.

Speaking at the outreach in Ajangbadi community, the Founder/Executive Director of the food bank, Dr. Michael Sunbola commended the kind gesture of ADF in helping to bridge the poverty gap that has been increasing in recent times due to the effect of high inflation rates. He also highlighted that the narrative of economic hardship and food insecurity in the country can be addressed properly through the collaboration of stakeholders in the society, and encouraged every privileged Nigerian to join in the fight against hunger and malnutrition for the sustenance of families residing in underserved communities.

This collaboration aims to address food insecurity among the most vulnerable populations in low-income communities, amidst escalating living expenses due to unprecedented inflation. Residents in these communities have expressed deep appreciation for the generous provision of food, a fundamental necessity ensuring their well-being.