COVID-19 Emergency Food Response
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a global crisis that requires combined efforts of Government, Private Companies, Civil Society and Citizens to combat. DoGood.Africa is executing a project to support the most vulnerable segment of the community by providing basic food items and water to contribute to their sustenance during these difficult times.
We are currently in the midst of a global health crisis that has taken the lives of thousands and has constituted a threat to the well-being of millions. With the crisis deepening by the day, and with confirmed cases growing astronomically, it has crippled economic activities globally.
In a bid to curtail the spread of this dangerous pathogen, many countries, including Nigeria, have instituted lock downs restricting mobility, economic activities, and social life, with a knock-on effect on many other aspects of our lives. With insufficient government interventions to cater for the most vulnerable segment of the population, the Nigerian Federal Government declared a 14-day lock down in Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun State on 29 March 2020, further threatening the well-being of a large segment who depend on daily income for survival. More so, demand for food items has greatly increased as a result of panic-buying in anticipation of the lock down, leading to a significant increase in prices. The low-income class is left to grapple with scarcity and lack in the midst of the ongoing lock down. These have constituted bigger problems within the population at large and particularly for the less-privileged:
- Inadequate awareness amongst the lower class and the less sophisticated segment of the population
- Scarcity of basic needs as a result of excessive demand amidst slow/restricted economic activities
- Lack of purchasing power to finance necessary but highly-priced food items, leading to hunger
As an organization committed to fostering the well-being of Africans, we have decided to provide humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable segment of the population. To tackle these problems, DoGood.Africa providinng food items to struggling households within our immediate communities who have been denied access to their daily vocations and isolated into their homes amidst the lockdown.
- Rice (5kg)
- Beans (1 plastic)
- Garri (1 plastic)
- Semovita (1kg)
- Palm oil (0.75 litres)
- Vegetable oil (1 litre)
- Maggi (1 pack)
Expected Impact & Benefits
This initiative would impact the Lagosians living below the poverty line who rely on food assistance from non-profits in this period, providing the basic food items and water for sustenance during the period of social isolation. We intend to impact 120 stranded households, especially those that survive on daily income, to help them have a reliable supply of meals in the absence of business/employment opportunities.