On the 1st of May, 2022 the Lagos Food Bank Initiative hosted the first-ever Car wash fundraiser “tagged Wash a Car, Feed a Child” to raise funds that would greatly impact the EDUFOOD program which caters to the vulnerable school children across under-served communities within Lagos State.
The car wash fundraiser was in full swing at 2pm as volunteers and guests trooped in for the event with great enthusiasm as they registered at the various registration points. Volunteers swung into action as some began washing cars while others supplied all the necessary materials needed for each unit. The fundraiser was loaded with fun and engaging activities such as various types of games, music, with food vendors who sold snacks and refreshments. One of the new volunteers in attendance said she was excited to participate in the event and pointed out that sponsorship from more organizations to join hands with the food bank.
The fundraiser after-party started off immediately with a speech made by the President of the food bank, Mr Michael Sunbola who spoke to the reason behind the fundraiser as he also appreciated the efforts of the planning committee who made the event a success. The after party included the date auction where volunteers placed bids on the selected volunteers who were placed out on auction. The fundraiser party was a success, volunteers and their invited guests were able to network, have maximum fun while raising funds for a good cause.
Novateur Training Class of Fidelity Bank Plc Collaborates With Lagos Food Bank Initiative on Community Hunger Intervention The Lagos Food Bank Initiative in collaboration with the Novateur Training Class of Fidelity Bank Plc on Saturday 23 rd of April 2022, provided the fasting Muslims within the Agege community of Lagos State with food relief materials to mark the season of Ramadan. The event was conducted under The
Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to provide the vulnerable women within the Agege community with food relief supplies that would sustain the family for 2-3 weeks.
The Novateur Training Class team played a significant role alongside the volunteers as they assisted in the arrangement of the food relief items while ensuring the smooth coordination and distribution of the food relief boxes. The registered beneficiaries were presented with food relief materials, while they were taken on engaging sessions on healthy living, dietary counseling, nutrition education, and meal planning. A representative of the Novateur Training Class spoke in appreciation to the Lagos Food Bank for the opportunity to have taken part in the community intervention and be able to have made a visible impact across indigent families and residents of the community.