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.
Communications officer/Family Farming officer
Oyegoke Oluwafunmilayo is a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta with a Bachelor’s of Horticulture. She works in the capacity of the Communications and Family Farming Officer for the Lagos Food Bank. Funmi is an organic and sustainable agriculture enthusiast, and very passionate about green care and agricultural waste management. She also enjoys solving sudoku puzzles during her free time. She seeks new ways to expand her knowledge, skill set and foresees a future where agriculture is given the priority it duly deserves.
Faidat Motunrayo Ayinla
Job Placement And Beneficiary Management Officer
AYINLA, Faidat Motunrayo is a graduate of sociology from university of Ilorin. She is a program officer at Lagos Food Bank Initiative. She is responsible for implementing and overseeing the job placement programme as well as monitoring the beneficiary’s database. She has a passion for reducing the problem of hunger and malnutrition in underserved communities; she is also program support officer of nutrition intervention programs in Lagos Food Bank Initiative.
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.
Kelvin Terzurum Kyenge
Kyenge Kelvin Terzurum, is a building construction technologist with a background knowledge of construction industry standards, practices spanning safety regulations, building codes, government policies and operations. Has extensive experience working in warehousing and an absolute understanding of the basic operations of a warehouse. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Building Technology from the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nigeria and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Building NIOB.
Kyenge is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all warehousing and inventory management functions for Lagos Food Bank Initiative. He oversees and coordinate daily warehouse activities such as handling, maintaining records, receiving, storing food items and donated products, reporting relevant information and preparing any necessary documentation ensuring warehouse safety and quality standards are met at every turn. He is also responsible for leading, managing, supporting program activities, attending to Walk in beneficiaries and supervising volunteers packaging activities as well as securing the warehouse premises.
Web and Social Media Officer
Lamidi Oluwasegun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics. He is a Confident and dedicated photographer and Videographer with experience in both professional and freelance photography. He is known for taking high quality digital photographs, including framing, selecting and setting up lighting, and determining advanced shutter and lens options. Segun prioritizes communication on the job to avoid errors. He combines a long professional career with dedicated freelance photography ideals and loyalty and through his efficiency oversees the media and social media services for the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. He is passionate about volunteering and humanity.
Graphics Designer and Web Officer
Akinduro Oluwaseun is an experienced and passionate creative designer, and IT/Media director as he uses his skills to assist entrepreneurs, brands, and organizations to grow a formidable online presence. He has a Higher National Diploma focused in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Ogun State Institute of Technology.
Through his agency and with background knowledge in front-end development, brand design and cinematography, Seun oversees the graphics and web management for the Lagos Food Bank. He is passionate about discovering, developing, and empowering young people to become the best in their paths.
Donor Relations Intern
Adefolarin is an enthusiastic self-starter and keen supporter of the SDGs. As Donor Relations intern, he assists the organization to expand its donor development outreach efforts. His responsibilities include updating and maintaining donor profile database; drafting donor related communications; assisting the Business Development Executive to accomplish tasks as needed, among others.
Adefolarin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literary Studies and enjoys watching documentaries for pastime.
Family Farming Intern
Justina is a certified agronomist, environmentalist, SDGs advocate and with a passion for food security through sustainable agricultural practices. She is also committed to community development which has led her to train secondary school students in low-cost schools in Osun state on agricultural practices and sustainable development goals.
Justina is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, with a bachelor of Agriculture in Agronomy. Currently, she is a family farming program intern.
Family Farming intern
Oluwadamilola is a certified agriculturist with a master’s degree in Environmental Biology. She is a trainer, speaker and community developer. She is an advocate of sustainable agriculture with experience in community development, food sustainability and environmental health.
She is currently the program officer for the Lagos food bank Initiative. She is responsible for implementing and monitoring the activities of the family farming program.
Adebanke Christianah Oniyide
Communications intern/Partner Agency Relations officer
ONIYIDE, Adebanke Christianah is a graduate of Public Health from Kwara State University. She works as a Communications Intern and as the Partner Agency Relations Officer. In her roles, Adebanke assists with content creation, 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.
Adebanke has 4+ years of experience in programs planning and implementation. Her top skills are analytical and communication skill, public speaking, team work and emotional intelligence.
Mary Yonwatode Peter
Mary is a graduate with a masters degree in Environmental Resource Management from Lagos State University, Ojo. She works as a communications intern for Lagos Food Bank Initiative.
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.
Mr. Titus Opara
Titus is a dedicated driver with over 10 years’ experience in the private sector. He is passionate about his work and about making an impact in his immediate community.