Lagos
Food Bank
Initiative
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24.6 million
Nigerians are food
insecure (World Bank)
Despite how complex it may seem,
by working together, we can end
end hunger, increase food security and
strengthen our food systems.
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20 million Nigerian
children are out of
school (UNESCO)
We reduce the dropout rate among
students while improving their
academic performance with our
school feeding program
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Only 17 per cent of Nigerian
workers hold the wage jobs
best able to lift them out of
poverty.
To combat poverty and promote social
change, we provide women and youths
in underserved communities with means
of sustenance through backyard farming
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Impacted
Over 2 million
Beneficiaries
We address immediate food needs and
provide them with solutions to malnutrition
and livelihood in underserved communities
through our various programs.
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Nigeria wastes over 37.9
million tonnes of food
every year.
We redirect surplus food away from
landfills to vulnerable families, public
schools, the destitute, and malnourished
people inside and outside of Lagos.
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Nigeria has the second-highest
burden of malnourished
children in the world and
the first in Africa (UNICEF)
Our nutrition program is committed to
tracking and improving the dietary needs
of expectant mothers, young children,
and their mothers.
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Over 11.2 million
Nigerians are currently
living with diabetes
We support people with diabetes in
low-income communities to live healthier
lives by providing them with a steady supply
of nutrient-rich food and counselling.
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133 million Nigerians
are suffering from
multidimensional
poverty(NBS)
We equip and empower our beneficiaries
with skills and resources to establish
their backyard farm to generate
income
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Our Impact

160

Communities Reached

24000

Registered Volunteers

2400000

Beneficiaries Impacted

8

Active Programs

1000000

$1,000,000 expended on programs

150

NGO Partners

500

Corporate Partners

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 to create conditions that will allow people to thrive, systems that seek 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
  • Walk-in-beneficiaries
  • Cloth Banking Nigeria

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Help make a difference and touch so many lives in your very own Lagos.

Become A Corporate Partner

We welcome all types of corporate partnership that can facilitate our humanitarian services to under served communities.

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Our donation options offer easy ways to donate. Make a one-time gift or ask about scheduling monthly donations.

Become a Beneficiary NGO

We work with non-profits like community development NGOs and other organizations that provide emergency food assistance to people in need.

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About Lagos Food Bank

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 nutrients 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
  • Destitute
  • Extremely indigent families
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On-Going Programs

Learn About Our Programs

Family Farming Program

  Problem Statement: In Nigeria, the unrelenting challenges of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition disproportionately affect vulnerable communities, creating a persistent cycle of deprivation. Access to nutritious food and economic stability remains an elusive dream for countless families, with women and youth in underserved areas bearing the heaviest burden of this

EDUFOOD

Problem Statement As a foundation for future learning, primary education is crucial for a child’s development, but currently, over 20 million Nigerian children are not attending school, according to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  According to UNICEF, about 10.5 million children are not in school even though

NUMEPLAN

  Problem Statement According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), 5 in 10 children under-five are malnourished (stunted, wasted or overweight) in Nigeria. As the largest economy and most populous country in Africa, Nigeria represents less than 2.5% of the world’s population, but accounts for 10% of

NIDS

Problem Statement Diabetes has become a multidimensional health concern in Nigeria. Nigeria has recognized the need of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as fueled by urbanization, changed food trends, and hereditary causes, with over 11.2 million people living with this condition. The severity of the problem is worsened by the

Job Placement Programme

  Problem Statement: The Nigerian unemployment rate has increased from 37.7% with further rise to 40.6% in view due to the continuing inflow of job seekers into the job market and by 2024 the unemployment rate will grow to 43%. This level of unemployment is a mirror image of the state of a nation’s economy which one of

TEFAP

. Problem Statement: The 11th Global Food Security Index (GFSI) published last year, showed that Nigeria ranked 107th (scoring 42.0 points) out of 113th countries globally in the food security index. This suggests that 12.9 %of the global population in extreme poverty was found in Nigeria as of 2022. In the

Food Bank Network Nigeria Program

Problem Statement Amid pressing global issues like food insecurity and hunger, there are numerous Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) committed to mitigating the plight of vulnerable households by supplying food and other care resources. In the 2023 Global Hunger Index, Nigeria ranks 109th out of the 125 countries with sufficient data to

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

Agricultural Recovery Program (ARP)

  Nigeria faces a considerable problem of food loss and waste, with an estimated 40% of all food produced going to waste. This is a significant loss considering the high levels of poverty and food insecurity in the country with over 130 million people living below the poverty line. Many

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    About Lagos Food Bank

    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
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    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 champion sustainable food security, nutrition, and empowerment, transforming communities and fostering equitable access to food resources throughout Nigeria.
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    Upcoming Event

    17Feb
    Time: 07.00 AM To 12.00 PM

    Family Farming Outreach x Australian Aid

    10Feb
    Time: 07.00 AM To 02.00 PM

    TEFAP x MICROSOFT

    27Jan
    Time: 07.00 AM To 02.00 PM

    TEFAP OUTREACH x SUN KING

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