Lagos Food Bank Initiative on Tuesday 26th September, 2023 officially announced the commencement of its Agricultural Recovery Program; an initiative that is geared towards reducing food loss and waste on the production level, while ensuring food security by redistributing these farm products to the most vulnerable in need, and also mitigating the environmental consequences of food loss and waste and its impact on climate change.
The project which is in direct alignment with SDG 2; Zero Hunger, SDG 12; Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG 17; Partnerships for the Goals. By reducing food loss and waste, addressing food insecurity while promoting sustainable food practices and fostering collaborations with local farmers, markets and major transportation ports (Seaports and Airports), the program promises to be impact-filled in achieving the organization’s vision of a hunger-free society for all.
Lagos Food Bank commenced full operation of this initiative in this September, as a long-term intervention to tackle the multi-facet causes of food insecurity in the country. Through partnerships with food producers and major transportation ports, as well as corporate organizations and individuals interested in addressing the prevailing issue of hunger and malnutrition in our society, the food bank is assured to bridge the hunger gap significantly with the smooth running of its operations through the agricultural recovery project.
- To reduce food loss and waste on the production level.
- To ensure equitable distribution of collected surplus food to reach the most underserved communities and individuals.
- To contribute to long-term food security by establishing a reliable and sustainable supply chain for surplus agricultural produce.
- To promote sustainable consumption and production practices.
- To raise awareness about the environmental consequences of food loss and waste and its impact on climate change, resource depletion and biodiversity loss.
- Seniors (Persons aged from 50 and above).
- The disabled/destitutes.
- Patients of diet related diseases.
- Persons severely affected by the negative effects of the cost of living crisis.