Through its Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Lagos Food Bank Initiative partnered with Mr. Kehinde Shittu and his friends in celebration of his birthday to reach the most vulnerable in Ottumara Ilaje slum, Ebute Metta on the 19th of September 2021.

Ottumara Ilaje slum is a riverine community in the heart of Lagos. The impoverished condition of the community has attracted the attention of several NGOs like Lagos Food Bank Initiative who has organized numerous distributions in this community in the last 5 years. Through its distribution on Sunday, the organization impacted a total number of 1000 residents of Ottumara slum.

The boxes of hope which contain food items were arranged & distributed to the registered beneficiaries. Other members of the community who were not registered equally benefited from other relief materials (sanitary pads, fairly used clothes, shoes, bags, etc.). The vulnerable people of Ottumara Ilaje expressed their gratitude to the Lagos Food Bank and sponsors on how their lives were touched by the kind acts of relief, supply of food and personal care items.