Updated: Apr 24
Fighting hunger, giving hope
Now is such a great time to devote ourselves to humanity; to those who cannot fend for themselves. All around the world, people have come together to feed the homeless, the orphans, the widows, the displaced and many more whose daily bread has been taken away because of the lockdown directive issued by most governments. And Nigeria has not been left out of the mix in a bid to curb hunger. Various organizations have joined hands together (figuratively) to see that no one is left without food, and the organization Food Clique is part of the good Samaritans we have seen lately.
Image courtesy of @foodcliquesupport
A lady in my small group at church had sent a message asking if we knew anyone or a group of people that needed help in this season. I reached out to her to help feed some people in my community and she was happy to assist. She went ahead to send me seven boxes of food items, enough to feed small families, then later revealed that she supports the organization called Food Clique, which was responsible for the food boxes.
Food box from Food Clique
Food Clique’s mission is to eradicate hunger by providing food items for the poor and needy while educating the public about the problems hunger poses. Also, they advocate for legislation which will protect people from going hungry. Their website enlightens you on the various causes they support at the moment, which you can be a part of like—Response to COVID-19: here they provide families with emergency food item boxes (like the ones I received) and hygiene kits.
Free school meal: under this initiative, low-income children in public schools are provided with free meals, because they barely get the necessary foods they need at home.
Family meal: families who cannot fend for themselves are gifted with food bags filled with essential non-perishable foods.
Community kitchen: this drive happens every last Saturday of the month according to foodclique.org. They visit communities with people laced with hunger and distribute hot meals to them.
As we all know, no organization can pull this off without the help of the general public. For some, the only meal that they will get to eat is that which is provided by kind-hearted people. We now live in a time, when it is essential for us to come together and be our brother’s keeper; supporting those who cannot help themselves.
Want to know how you can partner with this organizations to make a difference in your community? If you live in Nigeria, donations can be sent to Food Clique’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) account—0172927777 or visit their website —foodclique.org/donate-now to find more ways to donate if you are outside Nigeria. Also monetary donations are not the only ways you can give at this time; you can signup to become a volunteer by visiting—foodclique.org/volunteer or by contacting this number: 08056147863.
Looking for more organizations to partner with this season? Click this link to be taken to our Spotlight page, where we feature great organizations and people around the world; making a difference in their communities.
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