“We are very happy for the support we received. This bag of rice will help my family and many other families here in Satellite Town to feed, since food has become a challenge for many of us. We are very grateful to the food bank and their partner for assisting many Nigerians during these hard times,” said a beneficiary of the ongoing National Food Distribution Program, pioneered by the Aliko Dangote Foundation and implemented by Lagos Food Bank Initiative through a viable partnership that seeks to ease the effect of rising living costs.

The outreach which was held on the 14th of April 2024 in Satellite Town, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos State, witnessed a great number of resilient people receive 10kg bags of rice to help sustain their respective families.

In the midst of soaring living costs caused by unprecedented inflation, this partnership is dedicated to tackling food insecurity among the most vulnerable in underserved communities. Residents in these areas have warmly welcomed the invaluable assistance, recognizing the critical role of food provision in safeguarding their welfare.

Addressing those present for the outreach venue in Satellite Town, the Founder/Executive Director of the food bank, Dr. Michael Sunbola expressed his confidence in bridging the hunger gap through strong collaborations of major stakeholders in the society, pursuing a shared goal. He also appreciated the Aliko Dangote Foundation for a timely food intervention on behalf of millions of Nigerians facing food insecurity.

In the 8 years of service to humanity, the food bank has impacted over 2.4million households directly, and continues to be a front-line agency tackling hunger, malnutrition and poverty nationwide, while also reducing food loss and waste through a host of strategic programs that focuses on nutrition and sustainability.