The Abuja Food Bank Initiative (AFBI) was established to tackle hunger, reduce food wastage and provide emergency food solutions through its network of Food banks across The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

AFBI aims to achieve their goals by creating, supplying, and strengthening new Food banks in all the six Area Councils in Abuja. AFBI works with religious organisations, corporate entities and individuals to achieve their main objectives. 

AFBI's main targets are the Elderly aged 50 years and above; children aged 5–16 years; the destitute; extremely impecunious families and widows.

Jotrose foods have seen it fit to collaborate with AFBI to reach out to the impoverished communities within the FCT. Osaretin Aghahowa, CO-Founder/President of Abuja Food Bank Initiative, said the initiative aims to bridge the food gap created by inflation, and inequality in Nigeria.

According to him, this outreach is done in partnership with Jotrose foods."This project is not government funded, Jotrose Foods one of our reputable partners has been gracious enough to support us to impact the lives of over 100 families today. 

Our goal today is to give families enough food to last them for a month," Osaretin said.According to him, Karimu is one of the 121 Communities the initiative serves, calling on more private partnerships to address the huge food gap in the country.

"We want other organisations to take a cue from what Jotrose Foods is doing with Abuja Food Bank. Collectively we can do so much to alleviate people's suffering. Here are old women in the sun queuing because they are in need of food. That is why we must never forget to support the vulnerable in our society," Osaretin concludes.

Joy Ogiator Managing Director, Jotrose Foods further states that her organisations remain committed to collaborating with like-minded organisations to close the food gap in Nigeria.



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