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Feeding Families in the Makoko Community with Lagos Food Bank

In December 2022, The BDF embarked on a partnership with Lagos Food Bank to combat hunger and malnutrition in the underprivileged Makoko community. Through the Temporary Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), we extended a helping hand to 500 families, ensuring they experienced the warmth and nourishment of the holiday season.

A Community in Need

Makoko is a vibrant yet underserved community facing socio-economic challenges. Many families struggle to put food on the table, and this dire situation becomes even more pressing during the festive season. BDF recognized the urgency of the situation and was determined to make a positive impact.

Nourishing Lives: Contents of Relief Boxes

With careful planning and coordination, BDF and Lagos Food Bank prepared and distributed relief boxes that would sustain each family for approximately 3-4 weeks. These essential relief boxes contained items such as rice, cooking oil, beans, bathing soaps, detergent, body care products, supplements, and other materials to nourish both body and soul.

A Community Effort: Engaging Volunteers

At the heart of this initiative were the selfless efforts of over 150 dedicated volunteers who eagerly stepped forward to make a difference. Their commitment to serving others and spreading joy was instrumental in ensuring the successful distribution of the relief boxes to those who needed them most.

Numbers That Matter

Through this impactful collaboration, The Bella Disu Foundation and Lagos Food Bank reached 500 families in Makoko, providing them with much-needed sustenance during a challenging time. The relief boxes offered a glimmer of hope, reminding the community that they are not forgotten and that together, we can surmount adversity.

Sustained Commitment: Impacting Lives

At BDF, we are committed to creating sustained impact in underserved communities. This collaboration with Lagos Food Bank was just the beginning of our journey to alleviate hunger and support vulnerable families in Makoko and beyond.

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