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to close the food gap by feeding hungry families who are close to them.
achieve this goal in the interest of humanity on the occasion of the marking of
the World Hunger Day in Lagos recently.
million; about one-eighth of the world’s population lived in extreme hunger and
poverty on less than $1 a day.
Coordinator, Foodbank Nigeria, Paul Achem
hunger than of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. It added that millions
of women, men and children died each year because of chronic persistent hunger,
and that about two million of the people were children.
Hunger Day was about raising awareness of extreme conditions in which some
people find themselves due to hunger. It therefore dedicate the day to inspire people in both the developed and
developing world to show their solidarity and support to enable many people
live in better conditions out of hunger and poverty.
Nigeri, Paul Achem, hopes that the World Hunger Day will encourage more
organisations to work in partnership with one another, and with the women, men
and children in the developing world who seek to bring about a sustainable end
to hunger and poverty.
focused on high profile crises, it was vital to recognise that 90 per cent
majority of those suffering from hunger and poverty lived in other parts of the
world not affected by famine, earthquake or flood, but because of the chronic
persistent hunger that exists in the developing world, in particular, Africa,
South Asia and Latin America.
lack of food,” it says, “It occurs when people lack opportunity to earn enough
income to be educated and gain skills to meet basic health needs and have a
voice in the decisions that affect their community.”
non-denominational organisation that secures and distributes food donations to
community food programmes (called agencies) which feed the hungry.
trustees Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, Mrs. Owanari Duke, Alhaji
Tajudeen Dantata, Mr. Laolu Sasore, Mrs. Yinka Ayoyusuf and Mr. Bisi Oshuneye.
Alhaji Sani Dangote, Mrs Kehinde Kamson and Her Excellency, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi.
aid clearing house, which coordinates and maximizes the distribution of
donations through identified channels and food programmes. It is building
partnerships in an advanced network of warehouses, transportation systems,
agencies, volunteers, and organizations working together to achieve zero hunger
manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, farmers, government, and individuals,
Foodbank is confronting hunger in Nigeria, and extending the budgets of
agencies involved in feeding programmes.
programmes is estimated to stretching budgets of feeding programmes by up to 8
times of their original impact values. The Foodbank Nigeria initiative is part of the
Global Food banking network, which is active in different capacities in at
least 23 countries.
identified food gaps in Nigeria through sourcing and distribution of food,
education, advocacy and empowerment strategies.
provide 5 million meals a day through at least 5,000 pre-assessed and
registered nonprofit community food programmes (agencies) nationwide.
reputable platform for food assistance and support existing and new activities
seeking to provide community-based support in this direction.
activities of Foodbank Nigeria, the number of agencies (registered community
food programmes) will expand considerably and helping to achieve their daily
make a difference in a family.
administrative needs to source, inspect, sort, store and distribute food and
Personnel matching gift is a way of getting staff involved – an investment that
yields unquantifiable dividends.
speak for Foodbank at any given opportunity to raise more support.