Beiersdorf CWA, producers of Nivea products, gave a grant of €250,000 to Food for All Africa (FFAA), a Ghanaian NGO, to help ease the hunger burden and the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the vulnerable in communities. Country Manager of Beiersdorf CWA Mr. Olivier Bodson said the gift would enhance the capacity of FFAA to provide vital hunger relief services, reaching over 120,000 individuals.
A part of Beiersdorf CWA’s CSR program, ‘Care Beyond Skin’, the 12-month partnership will ensure the distribution of 150,000kg of food supplies to vulnerable communities and informal settlements across Ghana. Country Manager Bodson said Beiersdorf recognizes the importance of strengthening food banks because they foster resilience and enhance a community’s capability to fight hunger in the long term:
“We are making this contribution because we understand the important role that food banks play in our society. Food banks are powerful interventions which positively impact lives of the less fortunate members of our communities.“
Beiersdorf CWA chose to work with FFAA, West Africa’s first and largest community food bank in Ghana, because FFAA leveraged technology to recover excess food within the supply chain to feed low income and vulnerable people in the society.
Founder and Executive Director of FFAA Mr. Elijah Amoo Addo thanked Beiersdorf CWA for the “crucial support”, noting that such donations were critical in helping FFAA to continue providing free lunches to schools that are not a part of government’s school feeding program. Mr. Addo said part of the funding would be used to provide 5,000 lunch boxes and cups for beneficiary children under the nonprofits redesigned school feeding program.
FFAA is working to ensure that when children returned to school, each child would his or her own lunch pack to facilitate distribution of free meals.
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