Nigerians are food
insecure (World Bank)
by working together, we can end
end hunger, increase food security and
strengthen our food systems.
children are out of
students while improving their
academic performance with our
school feeding program
workers hold the wage jobs
best able to lift them out of
change, we provide women and youths
in underserved communities with means
of sustenance through backyard farming
Over 2 million
provide them with solutions to malnutrition
and livelihood in underserved communities
through our various programs.
million tonnes of food
landfills to vulnerable families, public
schools, the destitute, and malnourished
people inside and outside of Lagos.
burden of malnourished
children in the world and
the first in Africa (UNICEF)
tracking and improving the dietary needs
of expectant mothers, young children,
and their mothers.
Nigerians are currently
living with diabetes
low-income communities to live healthier
lives by providing them with a steady supply
of nutrient-rich food and counselling.
are suffering from
with skills and resources to establish
their backyard farm to generate
$810,100 expended on programs
Food Banking & Farming
With support from individuals and corporate donors through the Lagos Food Bank Farm Funds, we create sustainable means of nutrition by establishing, supporting livestock and crop farming programs within our selected communities.
We strongly believe Food is essential to human existence. We are determined create conditions that will allow people to thrive, systems that seeks to alleviate hunger and combat aspects of multi-dimensional poverty by delivering food and disaster relief items. We champion food banking system in a front line model in the following ways:
- School feeding
- Community Nutrition based interventions
- Urban farming
- Job placement for beneficiary resilience and self sustenance
Fighting Hunger & Malnutrition
Lagos Food Bank is a non-profit, nutrition-focused initiative committed to fighting hunger, reducing food waste and solving the problem of malnutrition through targeted programs that seek to improve the nutrition/food intake of pregnant women and their infants who are not able to get the required nutrient during pregnancy and breastfeeding of their babies.
Our primary goal at LFBI is to reach out to:
- Children from ages 0-16
- Pregnant women and Lactating mothers
- Patients of diet related diseases
- Seniors from ages 50 years and above
- Extremely indigent families
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Family Farming Program
Lagos is densely populated and only produces 3% of the food it needs. Through our Family Farming program we promote food security and sustainable livelihoods by identifying households in need for long-term nutrition and livelihood support especially women and youth. Our Family Farming program focuses on farming vegetables, snails
Education Enhancement Intervention for Food Insecure Students, (EDUFOOD) is a program that seeks to improve the nutritional status and health of food insecure students. It is also geared towards increasing school attendance, reducing dropout rates and increasing the children’s ability to concentrate and comprehend in class. This program will
Nutritious Meal Plan Intervention for Vulnerable Mothers and Children, (NUMEPLAN) is a program that seeks to improve the nutrition of vulnerable mothers and children living in underserved communities in Lagos State. It pursues to ensure that they have sufficient intake of required nutrients and food for optimal growth, function
Nutrition Intervention for Diabetes Self-management (NIDS), for indigent adults living with diabetes, is a two year (2020-2022) program, that seeks to improve the glycemic control of people living with diabetes (PLD) in low-income communities by providing them with free diabetes-appropriate meals or foodstuff. The program has been renewed for
Job Placement Programme
The job placement program is an innovative approach adopted by Lagos Food Bank to achieve its goal in solving underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition which include poverty and unemployment. This program is geared towards ensuring our beneficiaries get jobs to enable them to fend for themselves, contribute to
. Our Temporary Food Assistance Program(TEFAP) is a program targeted at providing immediate food, nutrition and relief assistance to families in low cost communities in Lagos and its environs at no cost. These materials provided can sustain each family of 5 for about 2-4 weeks. Having reached over 120 communities
Food Bank Network Nigeria Program
Food Bank Network Nigeria Program (FBNN) is an initiative of Lagos Food Bank that supplies food to a coalition of local food bank partners and credible non-profit organizations across Nigeria. The Food Bank Network program was designed to reach more communities and beneficiaries that are outside Lagos and far-to-reach
Cloth Banking Nigeria (CBN)
Problem Statement: The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in 2022 released a multidimensional poverty report stating that about 133 million people in Nigeria are multidimensionally poor, which means 63% of the population cannot afford basic necessities which includes: Food, Shelter and Clothing adequately. Over the years, clothing insecurity which
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Our Core Values
- Commitment: We are committed to solving hunger induced problems and providing related services
- Compassion: We are motivated by compassion to reach out to the poor
- Community: We collaborate with others who share our goals of a poverty free nation
- Connection: We build a community of people that connect with the needs of the most vulnerable in the society
- Contribution: We do whatever it takes to add value and contribute to deliver more services to our beneficiaries through shared goals and mutual support
Our Vision & Mission
To be the Nation’s leading Domestic Hunger relief organization that provides access to sufficient and nutritious food for all.
There are two parts to our Mission:
- To act as a front-line agency assisting those struggling with malnutrition and hunger across the country.
- To act as a food warehouse with branches in all the 20 Local governments in Lagos and to work with other agencies that assist people in need.