Tag: Food for All Ghana


Five Compelling Reasons to be a Food Donor

Donating food benefits the community, your business and employees, and the environment.

  1. Engage With Your Community
    You can help organizations provide safe and healthy foods to people in need. You can also provide food to organizations doing community development work, such as food skills training programs or social development, or that reintroduce cultural traditions to their lives.
  2. Reduce Your Environmental Impact
    Waste reduction can help businesses reach environmental sustainability goals. Your business can:
    • Keep food and packaging out of the landfill.
    • Avoid wasting resources used to produce food products –water, energy, labour, machinery wear and tear, transportation,and other resources invested in the production.
    • Reduce methane gas produced by landfills. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to climate change.
  3. Improve Your Corporate Social Responsibility Profile
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives humanize companies and convey positive contributions to society. Consumers reward socially responsible firms with higher sales and long-lasting loyalty. They can become brand advocates to their friends and family.A well-planned food donation program can demonstrate your social responsibility philosophy in an easily understood, tangible way while building relationships in your community.
  4. Attract And Retain Dedicated Staff
    Employees identify personally with a company when they believe it is socially responsible. A commitment to socially responsible behavior can lead to higher levels of employee commitment and dedication to excellence, greater morale, reduced absenteeism, and lower employee turnover.
  5. Maximize Financial Benefits
    A food donation program can play an important role in helping businesses offset costs associated with surplus and un-sellable inventory.
    • Reduce handling costs of disposing healthy edible, but un-sellable, food (by reducing de-packaging, recycling, composting, and garbage disposal expenses).
    • Maximize tax savings by deducting the costs associated with the value of the donation (as a business loss or write off)

Food donation is the process of redirecting unspoiled food from landfill to vulnerable mostly in orphanages, psychiatric hospitals, prisons and communities. Individuals and stakeholders can support their local communities and reduce environmental impact through food donation. Non-perishable and unspoiled perishable food can be donated. Donated food can also include leftovers from events and surplus food inventory. Food banks usually manage food donation and redistribution as  non-profit, charitable organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger

Food for All Africa programme has since 13th June,2015 been operating West Africa’s first food bank in Ghana by creating sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in society mostly children through food recovery,redistribution,farming and forum for stakeholder’s within the food supply chain.

To learn more on food donation in Ghana visit: http://foodforallafrica.org/

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MAXMART SHOPPING CENTRE DONATES TO BUILD COMMUNITY LIVESTOCK FARM FOR VULNERABLE IN AFRAM PLAINS SOUTH.

Management of Ghana’s premier family shopping centre, MaxMart on Tuesday,10th January 2017 donated GH¢5,000 to Food for All Ghana Sustainable Farms Fund as initial capital to build a community livestock farm for deprived communities within the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern region of Ghana. The donation was as a result of a month long Waitrose Buy More Feed More Christmas project carried out by Food for All and MaxMart to raise awareness on the economic and environmental impact of food waste and hunger in Ghana.It was to also involve Ghanaians and stakeholders in creating sustainable means of nutrition for beneficiaries under the Food for All Africa programme.Through the month of Christmas, MaxMart donated 3% of Waitrose branded product prices for which it’s customers bought.

Receiving the cheque from manager of the supermarket,Chef Elijah Addo,founder of Food for All Africa programme reiterated the need for community partnership towards addressing hunger and food waste in Africa.

He quoted facts from the 2016 Cost of Hunger in Ghana report published in August by National Development Planning Commission which shows that Ghana loses GH¢ 4.6 billion which is equivalent to 6.4% GDP annually to hunger among children and 24% of all child mortality cases in Ghana are associated with under nutrition.” He indicated that the choice of Afram plains for the community farm project was as a result of the number of children in the community who are out of school due to a lack of regular means of nutrition.He appealed for individuals and corporate bodies to donate to the Food for All Ghana Sustainable Farms Fund to create sustainable means of nutrition for vulnerable communities in Africa.”

General Manager of MaxMart , Mr. Omar Naboulsi indicated MaxMart believes community participation plays a critical role in solving the economic and environmental impact of food waste and hunger in Ghana. It is in that regard that as sole distributors of Waitrose brand in Ghana ,they involved their customers during Christmas to raise funding in support of the good work Food for All in undertaking to ensure a means of nutrition for the vulnerable in Ghana.”MaxMart is a socially responsible business and will keep supporting social intervention programs such as Food for All in Ghana.

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VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN GHANA TO BENEFIT FROM WAITROSE CHRISTMAS PROJECT

Food for All Ghana programme in partnership with MaxMart Family shopping centre and Kwatson’s West Africa, the sole distributors of Waitrose brand of products in Ghana will from 10th December till 10 January 2017  raise funds to support children out of school due to lack of regular means of nutrition.

The 2016 Maxmart Buy More, Feed More Christmas project, in association with Waitrose is aimed at creating sustainable means of nutrition for vulnerable children and raising awareness on the economic and social impact of child under nutrition in Ghana.

The 2016 cost of hunger in Africa report  by the National Development Planning Commission estimates Ghana loses GH¢ 4.6 billion which is equivalent to 6.4% GDP annually to hunger among children and 24% of all child mortality cases in are associated with under nutrition.

Speaking at a stakeholder’s  forum to launch the  project, Founder of Food for All Africa programme,

Food For All Ghana feeding the needy

Food For All Ghana feeding the needy

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo revealed  3 out of 5 children on the streets of Accra are out of school due to lack of regular means of nutrition at a time when over 45% of food goes to waste along Ghana’s food supply chain. For Ghana to overcome child under nutrition, all stakeholders must be responsible to ensure the right to food and education of children is championed. He praised MaxMart Family Shopping centre for contributing towards creating efficiency and reducing child under nutrition in Ghana.

Marketing manager of MaxMart Family Shopping centre, Mrs. Layal Majdoub explained  that for any Waitrose brand product that MaxMart customers and the general public buy this Christmas, 3% of the  price will be donated to  the Food for All Africa sustainable farms fund which will be used to  provide a  poultry project for  a beneficiary orphanage home by March 2017.

Waitrose are active supporters of the Global “Love Food, Hate waste” campaign and therefore delighted to work with customers and Ghanaians at large to reduce food waste and  hunger in Ghana.

Yali West Africa feed and support inmates of Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Trigmatic

Trigmatic

Goodwill ambassador of Food for All Africa program, Trigmatic  on Saturday, 13th August, 2016 led a group of 120 young West Africans from the ongoing Young African Leadership Initiative to volunteer, feed and support inmates of the Accra Psychiatric hospital.

The project dubbed Food for All Share your breakfast was initiated by founder of Food for All, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo, a pioneer cohort of the YALI RLC to encourage volunteerism and community service among African youth.

Past cohorts of the program have been volunteering on the program whilst in Ghana. TheyIMG_2745 recover, feed and support vulnerable communities. The group chose the Accra psychiatric hospital because they have been a beneficiary of the Food for All program and also due to the recent shortage of food that hit the hospital.

The YALI RLC West Africa has since August 2015 executed three cohorts of leadership training for participants drawn across Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. 405 participants have been trained in entrepreneurship, public management and civil society leadership under the Young African Leadership Initiative West Africa RLC by President Barack Obama.

IMG_2842The 120 cohorts will be feeding and supporting over 500 inmates of the hospital and a  “Food4All Africa YALI Cohorts Sustainable Farms Fund will be launched by Food for All and participants to create and manage sustainable farms for vulnerable communities in Africa with which the psychiatric hospital will be the first to  benefit from the fund.

Trigmatic says food for all is a shared social responsibility and advocates public support to collectively work towards creating sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in society in order for Africa to attain the UN Sustainable Goals 2 and 12 by 2030.