Since the inception of Food Bank in communities and societies, the effects of the Hunger crisis have remarkably reduced in areas where food bank programs are properly implemented. Food banks have become the primary long-term solution to addressing food insecurity. Food banks consist of individuals and groups who share the same general philosophy: helping people in need. Members are committed to enabling food banks to operate and work together to deliver help to different communities and meet their most basic needs. Foodbank’s activities play a key role in delivering on a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) which are aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. World food systems and programs have been initiated to address food shortage, food insecurity, and its effects around the globe. Recently UN food summit was held by the United Nations during the UN General Assembly in New York on September 23rd, setting the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Click on the link below to find more information on the summit
In Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa in northeast Nigeria, conflict is affecting the lives and livelihood of millions of people it is recorded that 4.4 million people are facing acute hunger and 320,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition. Violence and insecurity are causing mass movement of people with over 2 million people living in camps or host communities within Nigeria and needing food and shelter joint efforts by the Nigerian Government and the humanitarian community, including the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to stabilize an extremely serious food security situation
However, 4.4 million people are still entirely dependent on food assistance and funding will continue to be needed to support immediate assistance as well as longer-term recovery and development programs.
As we entered the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, to end hunger. Levels of humanitarian and development assistance must be stepped up, and government organizations, non -governmental organizations private firms religious groups, and high-profile individuals in the society should work in partnership to curb the hunger crisis and food insecurities
To this end, Engage Empower Educate Initiative initiated the Abuja food bank to alleviate Hunger and combat multi-dimensional poverty by delivering food and disaster relief items to indigents in Abuja. The sole aim of this project is not only to feed families but also to build and intensify the ability of families and communities to feed themselves and break their dependence on Humanitarian affected by conflict climate change in Abuja.
How you Can help?
Help save lives during Hunger Emergencies Right now, Hungry families (IDPs) in communities in Abuja are relying on us for food but Engage Empower’s resources are stretched Thin. Be a lifeline today. Remember to “Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
‘’The need is great and so are the opportunities to make a difference.”
— Paul Newman
You can donate food and relief items to our Abuja food bank in Cash -base or kind.
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