The festive period offers the opportunity for thriving corporate organizations to give back to communities within which they operate as a show of support, gratitude and care. To this effect, Talent P.E.O Africa partnered with Lagos Food Bank Initiative to provide food items and relief materials to vulnerable families from Alimosho, Agege, Ikorodu, and Lagos island in low-cost communities.

The outreach which took place on the 14th of December, 2023, at the food bank warehouse, witnessed beneficiaries of the Temporary Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) catered for, especially at a time when general market prices of food and non-food items are on a constant rise. From a number of testimonials by the beneficiaries, it was evident that the outreach was a timely one, as they expressed their gratitude for the care and support they received, highlighting their challenges and difficulties in accessing basic needs on a daily basis.

In his welcome speech, the Founder/Executive Director of the food bank, Dr. Michael Sunbola appreciated the partner for the day, and encouraged the act of charity, both as individuals and groups, especially during such times where equitable access to nutritious food is lacking for those facing economical and financial challenges, pointing out that the general health and well-being of the public, depends greatly on the availability of healthy diets.

In attendance at the outreach was the Talent P.E.O Africa team, actively participating in the activities of the day, after an extensive visit and tour of the food bank’s facilities. In addressing the attendees of the outreach, the Chief Operating Officer of Talent P.E.O Africa, Temitope Adeshina, also a volunteer with the food bank, expressed their organization’s delight of being able to partner with the food bank to reach out to those most deserving of care and support. She also highlighted the importance of corporate organizations giving back to communities as an important means of sustenance for a thriving society, and appreciated the food bank for a successful partnership.

Also present at the outreach were the food bank volunteers who assisted in serving the vulnerable population, showing undoubted commitment towards being agents of positive change in our society.