Free Meal For 14,000 Poor Ghanaians

AN INITIATIVE to feed some 14,000 hungry Ghanaians with pastries, especially children from poor homes, has been launched.

It is a partnership between industrial baker, Daily Food Ghana Limited; Boss Baker and non-governmental organization (NGO) – Food For All.

On a weekly basis, it would see 300 persons who hitherto would have gone to bed hungry being provided with pastries to be produced by Daily Food in a move to complete government’s efforts in ensuring zero hunger in Ghana.

Speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Saturday in Accra to commence the project, Managing Director of Daily Food Ghana Limited – Geoffrey Faddoul – said “we believe that with our little contribution, we will be helping the needy to go to bed with filled stomachs.”

He observed that it was unacceptable for people to go to bed hungry, calling on other players in the baking industry to join the campaign dubbed ‘Zero Hunger in Ghana’.

Chef Elijah Addo from Food For All, an NGO fighting zero hunger and zero food waste, lamented that “one out of four children in Ghana goes to bed without food at a time 45 per cent of food go to waste in our kitchens.”

Meanwhile, the Director in charge of NGOs at the Social Welfare Department of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Stephen Domoo, thanked the partners for the initiative and observed that it would go a long way to complement government’s efforts.

He seized the opportunity to caution supposed NGOs who go out on the streets to beg for money.

According to him, it was against the regulations establishing NGOs to go out onto the streets to beg. He urged members of the public not to give moneys or other items to such supposed NGOs but rather report their activities to the police.


BY Melvin Tarlue

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