As part of a collaborative effort with the government and private sector to fight hunger and poverty in Nigeria, Noella Foundation in partnership with Food Clique Support said it has so far distributed 20,200 COVID-19 Emergency FoodBox to Lagos residents.
In a statement on Thursday, the foundation said residents of Lagos Island and Oshodi the state received 2,500 emergency boxes, in addition to the 17,700 distributed earlier.
Beneficiaries of the initial boxes, it said were residents of Mushin, Agege, Epe, Badagry, Bariga, Oworonsoki, Yaba, Iyana Ipaja, Idimu, Festac, Makoko, Surulere, Ojuelegba, Alimosho, Igando, Jakande, Ibeju Lekki, Ikorodu, Igbogbo, and Ibeshe. Others are Ikoyi, Ebute Metta, Gowon Estate, Shagari Estate, Victoria Island, Ojo Alaba, Lekki, and Onipanu.
The statement quoted Founder Noella Foundation and Chief Executive of Loatsad Promomedia, Seyi Tinubu, as saying on Thursday that the over 20,000 emergency food boxes distributed contain over 600, 000 meals.
The foundation, he assured, will be providing free daily meals for Muslims during the ongoing Ramadan fast, an initiative he expects will put smiles on the faces of the thousands of beneficiaries.
“We keep learning better ways of doing these mass outreaches to support our House-to-House effort and kudos to the various teams of partners and volunteers for ensuring the difficult task of social distancing is achieved despite the seeming difficulty and huge crowds.
“We have now provided over 600,000 meals, we intend to reach more areas and do even more.
“In the spirit of Ramadan and our goal of leaving no one behind in the fight against hunger, we have also embarked on providing free daily iftar meals in some areas across Lagos with the Support of FoodClique. It’s the little we can do to put smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries.
“We are grateful for the privilege we have to be in a position to help, and nothing will stop us from doing more,” assured.
Photo caption: Seyi Tinubu, co-Founder, Noella Foundation, distributing part of the 20,000 COVID-19 Emergency FoodBoxes to Lagos residents during the lockdown.