“We appreciate the food bank for yet another successful partnership. Today makes it the second time that our organization will be executing our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) through the Lagos Food Bank Initiative, and in my opinion, more corporate organizations need to come on board and key into the vision of a hunger-free society for all because the cost of living is becoming unbearable for the underprivileged in our society,” was the words of a representative of Montego Group, on the 30th of May 2024, during the Temporary Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) community outreach which held in Makoko community, Lagos.

The timely outreach was geared towards observing World Hunger Day, by supporting resilient women and families in low-cost communities with nutritious food and relief items to mitigate the high cost of living and food insecurity, arising from increased inflation of general prices of food and non-food commodities in the market.

In a testimonial after the distribution, a beneficiary of the program, Mrs. Lawal, stated that the situation of food insecurity within her community is currently a problem especially for her family, and that the food boxes they received would go a long way for them. She also thanked the food bank and their partners for their generosity and care for those who are in need of support.

Also addressing attendees of the outreach, the Executive Director/Founder of the food bank, Dr. Michael Sunbola, extended his heartfelt gratitude to the partners of the day for their consistency in CSR engagements, and highlighted on the need for key stakeholders in our society to stand in solidarity to address the societal issue of hunger and malnutrition, since its been on a persistent in recent times, given the economical situation nationwide.

Also in attendance of the outreach were the food bank volunteers, who teamed up with corporate volunteers from Montego Group to ensure a seamless distribution process. Their unwavering commitment towards community-driven initiatives remains an inspiration, and an example to many, worthy of emulating.