At Lagos Food Bank we have a team of young vibrant career professionals who are impact driven with extensive experience in nutrition, agriculture, public health, digital and media, counselling, consultancy, and health work. Our team puts the beneficiaries first, with a relentless focus on delivering innovative, bold solutions and making the biggest impact possible. We have a strong culture that values action, teamwork, efficiency, and drives our continued search to find what works to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Michael A . Sunbola
Michael Sunbola is the Executive Director of Lagos Food Bank Initiative. He is humanitarian and a sustainable food-system activist. Michael currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and directly responsible for ensuring effective Food Bank operations; developing organizational and personnel policies, and establishing responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives and goals of the Food Bank. He also acts as the Food Bank’s primary representative with corporate organizations as well as business and community leaders to support and enhance the role and image of the food bank. He motivates and lead staff, donors and volunteers to further the work of the food bank and meet the shared objectives.
Under his leadership, the Lagos Food Bank has reached over 1.6 million people by working with over 12,000 volunteers to serve low income communities and Primary healthcare centers in over 136 communities where they identify malnourished children and pregnant women for food relief and nutrition intervention.
As part of his initiative to support food insecure families, he and the team piloted a family farming program to improve women’s contribution to household agriculture and gender equality. This program has been scaled to reach over 500 vulnerable women in Lagos and has been featured on Aljazeera, Reuters, BBC, CGTN Africa
Through Michael’s leadership, the organization has maintained steady growth for over 5years and has built a sustainable reputation and structure that can take it through the next decade and better serve the vulnerable, helping them move one step closer to a hunger-free Lagos.
Through his quest to transform the local Food systems LFBI has also strengthened and expanded all its programs to provide hunger relief to more children, women, and patients with diet-related diseases by partnering with key agencies, ministries, and over 120 corporate brands which include; Global Food Banking Network (GFN), Ministry of Agriculture, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Beiersdorf, United Way, and many others.
Abimbola Muyide – Olukoya
Abimbola, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, is the Programs Officer for Lagos Food Bank Initiative. In her role, Abimbola is responsible for implementing the EDUFOOD, NUMEPLAN and NIDS programs. These are the school feeding, malnourished mothers and children nutrition intervention and Diabetes self-management programs. She oversees programs activities and development.
She holds a Master of Public Health in Nutrition from University of Ibadan and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. She’s also a member the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) and Association of Nigeria Dietitians (AND).
Business Development Executive/Programs Support Officer
Grace serves in the capacity of a business development officer for Lagos Food Bank Initiative. Being enthusiastic about providing adequate nutrition at the basic level, Grace also oversees inventory and food sourcing activities such as procuring, sourcing and management of food and non-food items at Lagos Food Bank Initiative.
Grant Writer/Program Officer
Kehinde is a Public Health enthusiast and a Physiologist. She has acquired over five years of experience in the non-profit sector. She currently works as a Grant Writer and a Program Officer with Lagos Food Bank Initiative.
With a keen interest in children and person’s living with disabilities, Kehinde has facilitated so many vocational skills projects for children (including special children with hearing and speech challenges) and has volunteered for organizations that are passionate about the same cause. She volunteers for the Society for Family Health, Peniel Foundation and Daystar Christian Centre as a sign language interpreter. Kehinde is self-motivated with a restless hunger for impact.
Kehinde holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.
Olabisi is a certified animal scientist with hands-on experiences in livestock husbandry. She is a program officer at the Lagos Food Bank Initiative, she is responsible for implementing the family farming program as well as managing the beneficiaries database. She is a first class graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science. (Gas)
Tochi Nwosu is a Financial Advisor on investments and portfolio management. She currently works with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative as a Finance Officer. She is an ardent believer in a poverty-free world, and works towards improving the lives of people.
She is also a Chartered Accountant and a First-Class graduate from the University of Lagos.
Favour Latunde – Dada
Communications & Beneficiary Organization Relations Officer
Favour works as the Communications Officer and Beneficiary Organization Relations Officer of Lagos Food Bank Initiative. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language.
As the Communications Officer of the Organization, Favour supports the organization with enhanced narratives and strategies geared towards increasing brand awareness in its mission to drive the sustainable development goals. She is passionate about children, humanitarian activities and community development.
Creative Director/IT Officer
Oladipupo Ajisegiri is an Experienced Creative Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Marketing, Financial Services, E-Commerce and Advertising and NGO industry. With a background in Front end development, Brand design and Development, Photography and Videography.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Business Management & Entrepreneurship and through his agency oversees graphics, multimedia and IT services for the Lagos Food Bank. He is passionate about volunteering, teenage empowerment & development.
As the Warehouse officer, Bright is responsible for leading and managing the supply and distribution operations of the Lagos Food Bank through inventory management, warehouse and delivery of product in alignment with our strategic plans to reduce hunger across Lagos state. He is responsible for overseeing the handling, storing, processing and distributing donated food products to walk-in beneficiaries . He also proactively provides support service to other officers, volunteers, and vendors through successfully managing the day-to-day operations of the warehouse environment.
Sofola Boluwatife. B
Programs Support Intern
Boluwatife is a Public Health professional, with a passion for impacting health and wellness of the larger community through a holistic health approach. She has 5+ years of hands-on experience in program planning and health education & promotion. She currently works as a Program Support Intern and doubles as a job placement officer for Lagos Food Bank Initiative. She is passionate about Maternal and Child Health and has volunteered with different NGOs in the aspect.
Boluwatife holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Babcock University.
Programs Support Intern
Olayemi, an agronomist, is a program officer at Lagos Food Bank. She is responsible for implementing and overseeing the activities of the family farming program.
She holds a Bachelor of Agriculture from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. She is also a member of Crop Science Society of Nigeria.
Kemi works as a Communications Intern at Lagos Food Bank Initiative. She has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos. Kemi assists with content creation and monitoring of social media and other communication channels, strategy development, organization of activities within the food bank as well as mediation with partner NGOs, volunteers, and other relevant bodies.
She has an avid interest in public health, social welfare, and various avenues through which the youth can effect changes that positively impact society.
Zainab Alonge is a motivated Nutritionist with a great passion for Nutrition and people’s wellbeing. She believes in continuous self-development in order to familiarise herself with emerging trends in and outside the field of nutrition. She holds a first-class degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Babcock University and has published articles with Pakistan Journal of Nutrition and the University of Ibadan Medical Students Association. Currently, she serves as a Policy and Advocacy Intern at the Lagos food. bank initiative.
Oyegoke Oluwafunmilayo is a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta with a Bachelor’s of Horticulture.
Adesola is self-motivated, goal-driven, and a problem solver. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Redeemers University. As a sustainable food system enthusiast, she believes that Hunger can and must be entirely eliminated, and no one should be left behind. Knowing this she is passionate about achieving zero hunger through leveraging sustainable food systems and emphasizing the effective role food banking systems play in alleviating hunger and food wastage. She loves playing charades for fun and is currently works as an Administrative Officer with the Lagos Foodbank.
Mr Lateef Akanji
Logistics and Fleet Officer
Lateef has over 30 years of experience, as a haulage and fleet manager; he has worked in both the private and public sector in fleet management and logistics. He is responsible for maintaining the Lagos Food Bank fleet of vehicles, and well-grounded in transport management.