Cantagali Limited Partners Foodclique On Hunger Eradication
Emerging real estate firm, Cantagali Limited, in conjunction with FoodClique Support Initiative today embark on a hunger eradication campaign tagged “Fighting Hunger Together” aimed at feeding school children in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos Mainland and other parts of Lagos State as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).FoodClique, a domestic hunger-relief NGO will provide nutritious snacks and weekly food rations for pre-school to basic two school children across nine schools as an emergency safety net and help ensure that children, particularly girls receive the education to which they are entitled. Since inception, FoodClique has built partnerships with diverse bodies ranging from private to the public sector and it is worthy of note that the grant from Cantagali is the largest donation received to support their free school meal program and help provide food assistance to families who spend most of their income on foods, break out of the vicious cycle of illiteracy, hunger, and poverty. In reaction to this great development at launch of the campaign at St John RCM School Ayeteju Ibeju Lekki, Founder and CEO of FoodClique Bolajoko Fadipe said “We believe that it is of utmost importance for businesses to engage with the communities they operate so we are honoured to partner with Cantagali to leverage its expertise, resources, and leadership to help drive our vision of a country without hunger.
Through this partnership with FoodClique, we are demonstrating our alignment with Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals..Explaining further, Bolajoko stated, “we are excited and will like to thank Cantagali Limited for their commitment and support in the fight against hunger because our free school meal programme is an investment in education, and also aimed at complementing efforts of the government and help close the hunger gap among future generations”. The package to be distributed includes but not limited to energy-rich biscuits, fruit drinks, milk, and noodles while the backpack will contain Rice, Garri, Noodles, Spaghetti, Corn Flakes and Biscuit to serves as a further incentive for the students every Friday.. In response to the development, the MD/CEO of Cantagali Limited, Mr. Basheer Tosin Ashafa said “Through this partnership with FoodClique, we are demonstrating our alignment with Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are also committed to the vision of FoodClique Support Initiative since their activities are in line with our company’s values. Children in rural areas deserve the same opportunities as their urban counterparts and Learning on a full stomach is a plan that must be executed well.” Tosin Ashafa further promised to give the body all the necessary support needed during and after the exercise.