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Olam Agri Nigeria emphasizes the importance of food, health and nutrition

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In honor of World Food Day 2022 (WFD), on Tuesday 18 October 2022, Oram Agri Nigeria donated groceries to the SOS Children’s Village in Isolo, Lagos.

World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16th. The theme of this year’s commemorative event is “Leave No One Behind”. The theme is to call on governments and private organizations to scale up efforts aimed at tackling food insecurity and malnutrition. Olam Agri’s visit to his SOS Children’s Village is part of an impressive schedule of sustainable social investment and engagement businesses aimed at giving back to communities and enriching the lives of especially vulnerable people. Part.

In addition to donating to the SOS Children’s Village in Lagos, a delegation of Oram Agri Nigeria management and staff, in partnership with the Lagos Food Bank, will visit the hinterland of the state to help several indigenous people in need of care. to alleviate hunger.

Talking about food donations to SOS Children’s Villages and Lagos Food Bank, Ashish Pande, Country Head of Oram Agri Nigeria, said the business is an important social investment project that will have a positive impact and create a better life for its members. He said he was committed to working on it. of its host community.

“The right to food and nutrition is at the heart of inclusive growth. No member of society deserves to go hungry. We are embarking on targeted social investment projects aimed at accelerating the achievement of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Pande said.

While accepting the food donation, Ayodeji Adelopo, Regional Program Manager for SOS Children’s Villages Southern Nigeria, thanked Olam Agri for the gesture.

“Food donations have also been helpful,” said Aderopo.

“In-country partnerships and collaborations are at the heart of our operating model and are critical in providing support to the children in our care. We look forward to further exploring such opportunities together with the corporate organization.”

Similarly, Michael Sambora, executive director of the Lagos Foodbank Initiative, explains: Olam Agri’s continued support for our outreach has been invaluable. Thanks to private and public support like this, we are reaching out to provide hunger relief to more and more people. ”

Speaking on the anniversary event, Country Head of Oram Agri Nigeria said effective partnerships and collaborations are essential to achieve inclusive socio-economic growth. He said providing access to safe, nutritious, healthy and affordable food underscores the company’s corporate and investment objectives.