On Saturday 13th of April 2024, Lagos Food Bank Initiative organized a distribution outreach to donate food items to 7 non-profit organizations to in turn reach far-to-reach low-income communities in Lagos, and other Southwestern states across Nigeria. Organizations from Shogunle, Ibeju-Lekki, Oshodi, Oke-Aro, Makoko and Ilasamaja and also from Ogun State were present at the distribution. The donated items would help the NGOs to reach more beneficiaries in their communities and reduce the impact of hunger and food insecurity in Nigeria.

At the start of the program, all the NGOs introduced their programs and the impacts they have made through their interventions. Mr Tobby Emmanuel, the founder of Yemisi Alogi Orphanage expressed his sincere gratitude and stated that the items would go a long way to reach the widows, orphaned children and all the beneficiaries of their food assistance program.

Dr Michael Sunbola, the Executive Director of Lagos Food Bank Initiative, in his remark applauded the work of the NGOs in ending hunger in their communities and alluded to the importance of collaborations. He stated that “by partnering with organisations within the non-profit sector, we will move closer to ensuring we achieve Zero Hunger across vulnerable communities in the country.”

The distribution session commenced briefly and all the NGOs present were given bags of grains and other food and non-food items to be distributed to their beneficiaries. To conclude the program, a representative for each organization present gave their testimonials and mentions how the support from the food bank had been helpful for their programs.

Congratulations to the selected beneficiary organizations:

  • Nikel’s Aid Foundation
  • Yield Africa Foundation
  • OAF Initiative
  • Adlai Heroes Foundation
  • Yemisi Alogi Orphanage
  • Give ‘N’ Elevate Initiative
  • Pealim Foundation