Food for All Africa through the Food for All Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Community Intervention program has extended food, health and hygiene support to vulnerable incapable of working beneficiaries across communities affected by the partial lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the virus.
Food box distribution and daily hot meals is served to over 500 beneficiaries.
Addressing the media on their weekend outreach, Executive Director, Mr. Elijah Addo said, the program which was launched on 22nd March, 2020 has within one week reached 1,500 beneficiaries across epicentres of the pandemic which include Nima, Teshie, Chorkor, Airport, Maamobi, James town, Kasoa and the Accra Central business district.
“With our monthly outreach schedules and donations from our cherished partners we would be able to reach over 5,000 beneficiaries before end of April. We are grateful to the amazing people who have donated so far and appeal to individuals and corporate bodies to support us with products such as rice, canned food items, vitamin C, hand sanitizers, liquid soap and other essentials which have been very important daily need in the lives of the vulnerable.”
Food4All COVID-19 Community Emergency Intervention program is an intervention initiative by Food for All Africa in partnership with Food and Beverage Association of Ghana, Ghana Food Movement and with support from the Global Food Banking Network, Wear Ghana, Citydia, Fan milk Ghana, Kwatsons West Africa,Tradepass and FNJ investment to ensure continuous food mobilization and support to vulnerable beneficiaries who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across Ghana.
Food for All Africa was founded in 2015 to address the widespread hunger and food waste challenges in Ghana, We leverage on mobile technology to connect a world of excess to a world of need by recovering quality edible surplus food from the consumer goods supply chain and distribute it to community groups that serve the poor and needy. As operators of West Africa’s first community food bank in Ghana, more than 80% of the food recovered is nutritious food.
Source: Daily Mail GH