Beiersdorf Ghana, producers of Nivea products, has presented a food van to the Food for All Africa (FFAA), a non-governmental organisation, to facilitate the distribution of food to the vulnerable in some communities.
The donation follows good results obtained by the FFAA after Beiersdorf’s GH¢1.7 million donation earlier in October this year to ease the hunger burden and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the vulnerable.At a ceremony in Accra, the Country Manager of Beiersdorf CWA, Mr. Olivier Bodson, commended the FFAA for putting the donation to good use by providing food for majority of people in the communities.
In a speech read on his behalf, Mr. Bodson noted that the food van would help reach more rural areas which were difficult to access.
He noted that it would also increase the number of hot meals that would be served to the beneficiaries on a weekly basis.
“With this increase in transport capacity, the FFAA would be able to distribute much needed nutritional support to communities in rural areas that had previously been difficult to access; increase the number of hot meals served to beneficiaries on a weekly basis, and facilitate culinary training for mothers and vulnerable youth within rural areas,” he said.
The Founder and Executive Director of the FFAA, Mr. Elijah Amoo Addo, thanked Beiersdorf Ghana for the donation and expressed a commitment to utilise the funds responsibly.
He said, “the Mobile FoodBank kitchen van would ensure that they reach additional number of beneficiaries: 120,000 less-fortunate people, 25 schools, 132 communities and 392 charities”.
He noted that due to the donations by the company, the FFAA had been able sign up 6,825 children from 25 schools onto its school feeding programme, distributed 883 food bags and 2,103 hot meals in November to beneficiaries.