The founder, Lagos Food Bank Initiative, Mr. Michael Sunbola, has called on philanthropists to work towards a hunger-free Nigeria, adding that hunger-induced crimes will be reduced if more people have access to basic food items.
According to him, more people need to inaugurate multiple programmes to stop malnutrition and hunger in the country.
Sunbola said these during the presentation of food items to 50 widows in Lagos.
He said the initiative would supply food to widows and the destitute monthly.
“Our mission is to provide foodstuffs to indigent people in Lagos, reduce hunger-motivated crimes in the state and feed the destitute in need of food through a network of food banks by having at least one food bank in every local government area. We want to educate religious organisations, corporate entities, and individuals on how to start a food bank and close the food gap in Lagos.
“We obviously cannot achieve it alone, but together we can work for a hunger-free Nigeria. If food banking system can work successfully in other climes, especially the United State of America, United Kingdom and others, we are very optimistic that our advocacy to spread food banks across Lagos and Nigeria will become a reality,” Sunbola said.