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Our Temporary Emergency 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 in the 20 LGAs of Lagos, we have become conversant with the needs of the people in the grassroots. We provide shelf-stable items and relief materials to different communities biweekly. In addition to this, beneficiaries are given the opportunity to pick up items from the food bank warehouse at least once a month.
Through this program, we have been able to put hidden poverty in plain sight by opening the eyes of people to the need, vulnerability and poverty of others in our midst.

MISSION
To alleviate hunger by addressing the immediate need of extremely indigent families in Lagos and its environs.

MODELS OF DISTRIBUTION
1. Community Outreach Distribution: Through this distribution, we reach hundreds of people in a community at a time, offering both nutritional and medical services to people.
2. Walk-In Distribution: Food and relief items are stored at the Food Bank Warehouse and made available for vulnerable people who walk into the food bank daily to collect food and relief items. Through this means, we are able to reach a lot of widows and orphans.

IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
A week to the community outreach intervention, an inspection is conducted and the most vulnerable families in these communities are given food vouchers in which they exchange for food on the outreach day.

IMPACT
1. When the problem of immediate hunger has been tackled, families are able to channel their available resource to other important needs like school fees, utility bills and so on.
2. The food items given to these families are nutritious and this helps build their body system against chronic diseases.

The cost to feed a family of 5 (Box of Hope) is N6000, therefore,

·         Packaged box of hope for 100 families’ costs N600,000

·         Packaged box of hope for 200 families costs N1,500,000.

·         Packaged box of hope for 500 families costs N3,000,000

·       Packaged box of hope for 1000 families costs 6 million Naira

Kindly find the content of the family size boxes below:

Food Items: Rice 2.5kg, Beans 2kg, Garri 2.5kg, Groundnut oil 1litre, Sardine, Seasoning (Curry, Maggi, and Knorr Chicken), Eggs, 70 pieces of sachet milk, Chocolate spread, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Somovita, Wheatmeal, Supplements, Cereal etc.
Non-food Items: Bathing soaps, 6 pieces of Sunlight detergent, 3 bottles of sunlight dishwashing liquid, Pears baby powder, Shampoo and Conditioner, Nose masks, Sanitizers, Body care products etc.

Partnership

To partner with Lagos food bank, click here or Call 0705 861 7222 or Email: partnership@lagosfoodbank.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When was LFBI established?
Lagos Food Bank Initiative was legally registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2015 and commenced operations officially with a brand on February 14, 2016. We have decided to pick February 14, 2016 as our official commencement date for the purpose of anniversary.

Is Lagos Food Bank limited to only Lagos State ?
Lagos Food Bank is not limited to only Lagos State. We have started expanding our reach to other states in Nigeria and we also work with other credible registered organizations across the country to implement food relief interventions.

Is LFBI owned by Lagos State Government?
Lagos Food Bank is not a state owned initiative. It is %100 private and its funding is %100 from the private sector. LFBI however work with Government Agencies like Primary Health Care Centers in different LGAs, and LASEMA to offer nutrition intervention and emergency relief support to vulnerable citizens.

What was your motivation for starting the Initiative?
Lagos Food Bank Initiative started as a personal past experience of the founder who as a child experienced food-insecurity. According to him, went to school severally on an empty stomach and also went to bed hungry. As a result, he started to fend for himself at a young age to get food. His past experience of food insecurity coupled with the fact that over 60% live on less than $2/day prompted him to start Lagos Food Bank which to date has helped over 1,000,000 people to attain food security across several communities in Lagos.

How Do I send in my cash donations?
Please visit this link to donate

What does it take to get an LFBI certificate?
Lagos Food Bank awards community service Certificate to volunteers who have successfully completed 100hrs of community service with the food bank. In addition to this we are awarding certificates to all volunteers who participated and completed 100hrs of community service during COVID-19 Emergency Food Intervention Program. 

As a corporate body what are the benefits of partnering with Lagos Food Bank?
We create an avenue for your organization to showcase your CSR activities through our active social media presence on Instagram, twitter and Facebook. We provide more Visibility of your brand on our social media page to thousands of people.
Lagos Food Bank Initiative has a cumulative of over 100,000 followers on all social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and Tik-Tok, with over 9000 email contacts of active volunteers and stakeholders. Partnering with us will mean your organization will be in the faces of all these people..
We create an avenue for interested staff in your organization to volunteer their time for humanitarian works and also providing an opportunity for your staff to have an interface with the indigent public outside the walls of the office environment.
Giving back to your community through LFBI will help your organization build stronger relationships with your existing customers and gain new ones.
By supporting a LFBI, your business is spreading the word about your values and intentions, and helping you get introduced to new customers who are passionate about what we do at LFBI.

Does your organization issue certificate of donation to top/regular donors?
Lagos Food Bank issues certificate of donation/donation summaries to top/regular donors. Please refer to our annual report page to see examples of top donors.

What Food items Do You Need the Most?
Grains: Rice, Beans and Garri; we also accept all kinds food items provided they are edible.

As a Volunteer Can I also be a beneficiary of Food Relief
No; a volunteer is not allowed to be a beneficiary. However any volunteer willing to be a beneficiary will cease to be a volunteer to enjoy all the status of a beneficiary.

What type of food do you accept?
We accept ALL types of food. For a more detailed list, kindly click here.

Do you accept fresh food donations? Do you accept perishable items?
Yes! We have cold chain storage and can accept perishable items like frozen chicken, turkey, and ground beef, as well as fresh vegetables and fruit, yams and plantains. We encourage you drop these items off at the food bank in person or call 0703 129 5645 to finalize on logistics.

How do you engage volunteers who can’t attend outreaches?
Lagos Food Bank keeps our volunteers up-to-date with events and progress of ongoing projects via emails, and our social media platforms. You can also apply to be an intern or volunteer your time in office administration at Lagos Food Bank.
The office administration activities include, fundraising, food sourcing, research, social media, graphic design, videography, photography, volunteer management and engagement, communication, nutritionist, Business Development, Donor relations, Finance, Policy and advocacy, programs, Agriculturist, Warehouse management, operations to name a few. If you would like to take the career path in volunteering, you can also apply to volunteer full-time. Please click here to apply.

How do you get funds?
Funds are gotten through individual and corporate donations, contributions, partnerships, grants and merchandise (t-shirts, caps and umbrellas). |Please download our annual report to get more updates about our source funding.

How many drop off points do you have?
We have six drop off points as follows: To donate to any of the below locations, please contact Abibat at 08028741322 before going to drop off at locations.
1. Ogbu Adim Abua – Adeniji Estate, Lagos Island, Lagos – Flat 5 block 60 phase 3 Adeniji Adele Estate

2. Ogunpaimoola Mojisola – ogunpaimomojisola@gmail.com – Isaac John street, Ikeja G.R.A. – 2a Isaac john Street, Ikeja GRA

3. Tosin Dada-Phillips – tosindadaphillips@gmail.com – Alausa, Ikeja House 6, Adonai court estate MKO Abiola Gardens road, Alausa, Ikeja.

4. Ayelabola Beatrice – everlysegs@yahoo.com 08066074292 Surulere – 11 Modupe Johnson, off Adediran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.

5. Akinpelu Olateju – Ebute-Metta 99 Lagos Street, Ebute-Meta East, Lagos.

6. Odims Ujunwa – Ajah 10/12 Bisi Afolabi Street, Addo road, Ajah, Lagos.

Do you pay your volunteers?
We do not pay our volunteers except for the Intern volunteers who are paid monthly stipend to cover transportation only.

Is Lagos Food Bank limited to only Lagos State ?
Lagos Food Bank is noted limited to only Lagos State. We work with other credible registered organizations across the country and can implement food relief interventions with ease with the help of our registered partners.

What does it take to get an LFBI certificate?
Lagos Food Bank awards community service Certificate to volunteers who have successfully completed 100hrs of community service with the food bank. In addition to this we are awarding certificates to all volunteers who participated and completed 100hrs of community service during COVID-19 Emergency Food Intervention Program. Ordinarily, it takes a minimum of 3-4 months to get an LFBI certificate but you are keen on getting an LFBI certificate much faster, we encourage you to join our daily school feeding (EDUFOOD) program volunteers.

How can I be a Volunteer?
To become a volunteer, fill out the volunteer registration online form https://lagosfoodbank.org/become-a-volunteer/ to get started. Once filled and submitted, an on-boarding confirmation email will be sent to your registered email. Further information on the volunteering procedures and volunteer guidelines will be sent to your registered email as part of the on-boarding process. The entire process takes an average of 72hours.

As a Volunteer can I also be a beneficiary of food Relief
No! A volunteer is not allowed to be a beneficiary. However any volunteer willing to be a beneficiary will cease to be a volunteer to get food relief as a beneficiary.

How do you engage volunteers who can’t attend outreaches?
Lagos Food Bank keeps our volunteers up-to-date with events and progress of ongoing projects via emails, and our social media platforms. You can also apply to be an intern or volunteer your time in office administration at Lagos Food Bank. The office administration activities include, fundraising, food sourcing, research, social media, graphic design, videography, photography, volunteer management and engagement, communication, nutritionist, Business Development, Donor relations, Finance, Policy and advocacy, programs, Agriculturist, Warehouse management, operations to name a few. If you would like to take the career path in volunteering, you can also apply to volunteer full-time. Please click here to apply.

How do you get funds?
Funds are gotten through individual and corporate donations, contributions, partnerships, grants and merchandise (t-shirts, caps and umbrellas). |Please download our annual report to get more updates about our source funding.

How do you identify your beneficiary?
We usually go for a location inspection before every outreach to ensure we interact, determine and register vulnerable individuals (Children 0-12, Nursing mothers, Malnourished children and the Elderly). We however have access to a database of beneficiaries we have reached out to in the past which we can call to come to the foodbank for an in-house outreach intervention.

Can a N500 donation make a difference?
Yes, every donation counts at Lagos Food Bank.

Where do you get your funding?
Funding is gotten through individual, corporate donations and grants.

How does the Food bank contribute to achieving the UN SDGs?
Lagos Food Bank Initiative plays a key role in delivering on at least five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Foodbank’s operations are strongly aligned to the following five goals, SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 2 Good Health and Wellbeing, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 5 Gender Equality.