Against the backdrop of challenges in food security in
Nigeria and Africa, Manna For Life Foundation of the Nation commenced on third
May2019 another project in the crusade of zero hunger.
Project Feed and Build[P FAB] is a call to action for all to recognize the
ample vacume in the food security space and exercise resilience in ensuring a
round food distribution through wealth creation for a Contry/Continent free
from hunger and porverty.
Friday May 3 fell on the birth week of the Founder of Manna
For Life Foundation, also doubled as the kick of day for THE MANNA HOUSE TMH service to humanity.
In attendance were friends, well wishers and of course, the
numero uno beneficiaries.
Children and adults came as expected and in the spirit of
feeding, everyone was served not only to benefit from the project but also to
join in celebrating the Founder on the occasion of his birthday.
In his keynote address, Mr. Olukayode Ogedengbe the Sage
stressed that achieving a hunger free society through capacity building for
wealth distribution and food security is the ultimate goal of the foundation.
The 2nd Friday had some sitting with an early
preparation of food but with a low turnout which later suggested the use of
disposables, food was adequately given as there was a need to understand with
the fasting faithfuls.
Third Friday had a better turn out. It was a sunny day,
hence the kick start of the day’s activities.
Having realized Ramadan Fast a factor for the low turn out, food
after serving at THE MANNA HOUSE, was taking to the destitutes at Council bus
stop for a close of the day.
Friday 24th May was no less in the feeding
program, the cooks were on time as they
had access to clean water in the facility since the problem was resolved during
the week. Two widows from Ayobo joined the beneficiaries list and a blind lady
by the name Felicia was given food items for feeding in school as she resumes.
There were destitutes who rather chose to find their way to The Manna House so
as to have food to break with at iftar and in the wake of our in house service,
was the reach out to the homeless in Ikotun.
It was a last Friday May the 31st when it rained
for the longer part of the day, that
however didn’t pose any disappointment.
For those who were just coming for the first time,”It’s a
laudable one“ they remarked as everyone happily ate and we’re glad to have put
food in the bellies and smiles on the faces of several scores of poor hungry
and needy people in just a month.
Following logistics reasons, we could only achieve the
feeding program in the month of May, June however promises to be better. Some
capacity building exercise is already in the pipeline, both to feed and to
build, we’ll deploy in order to achieve another step to our long term vision.
Wishing our Sage and FounderComrade Olukayode Ogedengbe a
happy birthday as he clocked a significant year on May the 2nd 2019.