As part of efforts to mitigate hunger and fight food insecurity, an NGO known as Lagos Food Bank has joined the likes of Indomie, Coca-Cola and Woodhall Capital in partnership with The Candlelight Foundation to feed the less advantaged.
The Candlelight, which has provided over 55,000 meals at their centre located at 39, Oyekan Street, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, has been selected by Lagos Food Bank after a detailed and diligent inspection was carried out.
They praised The Candlelight Foundation for their neatness, coordination, manner of approach to patrons.
Reports have suggested that because of Covid-19 Pandemic another 96 Million Nigerians will be thrust into poverty and hunger after the period of isolation and lockdown.
According to The Candlelight Foundation, this is evident from the increase in the number of patrons they attend to every food service day.
Commenting during the handover of foods items, The Lagos Food Bank President, Mr. Michael A. Sunbola expressed satisfaction at the services rendered by The Candlelight Foundation. In his words: “We have adopted The Candlelight Foundation as one of our partner agencies that we would be supplying food to so as to reach more people in Surulere, so it’s something that we need to invest in.”
When asked why he chose The Candlelight Foundation, He further made mention of the outstanding credibility, stressing that was what motivated and engineered this partnership.
“We did our findings and the feedback we got about The Candlelight Foundation was good, it’s just something that looks really genuine. I saw some of your pictures as well and there are lot of evident reasons showing that you people are very genuine. We are really happy when we find credible organizations. And we are happy because we know that the work is being done and people are being reached. This is the most important thing. There are a lot of pseudo organizations out there who are really not doing this work. We also know that this work is not easy. So when we find those doing it, we are always happy to be partners with such people,”Sunbola said.
The Candlelight Foundation has been feeding people before the covid19 pandemic but as the effect of hunger continues to rise, The Candlelight Foundation is taking their place by increasing the number of meals provided in an attempt to meet up with the increasing number of patrons visiting their centre.
An enthusiastic Executive Director of The Candlelight Foundation, Uzoamaka Okeke was quoted saying, “I am excited that the Lagos Food Bank which is an NGO that The Candlelight Foundation greatly admires, has decided to partner with us. We recognize that Charity is not a competitors sport and so we look forward to a greater and deeper relationship with them as well as other NGOs, Charity Organizations, Food Brands and other Sectors of the society.”