The Food for All Africa led by YALI alumnus of the Regional Leadership Center of West Africa, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo has penned a successful partnership with SPAR Market, a company located in Accra Ghana, West Africa.
SPAR Market, formerly known as Citydia, signed the partnership agreement to donate food and non-food items from all its stores to Food for All Africa. This donation would then be channeled through the Food for All Ghana food bank to feed vulnerable families and community charities across the country.
At an official MOA signing ceremony on Friday the 14th August 2020, the General Manager of Ecodi Ghana, operators of the SPAR supermarkets brand in Ghana, Mr. João Rente Correia expressed his brand’s commitment towards ensuring shared value for vulnerable people within communities in which they operate.
He said; “Ecodi Ghana, by introducing the SPAR brand in Ghana, aims to provide affordable and convenient food and groceries shopping experience to Ghanaians through its 17 existing neighborhood stores. This partnership would ensure we become efficient by reconnecting surplus food towards feeding the vulnerable in society. During the COVID-19 lockdown in Ghana, we already partnered with Food for All Africa to distribute 61,000+ kgs of food to over 105,000 beneficiaries across the country.”
The Executive Director of Food for All Africa, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo, commended SPAR Ghana for joining them to reduce hunger and food waste across the food supply chain in Ghana.
Ge stated that, “As operators of West Africa’s first and largest community food bank in Ghana, partnering with businesses is key towards a Ghana without Hunger. A recent report by the National Development Planning Commission revealed that Ghana needs GHc3.5 trillion to provide adequate nutrition to 850,000 pregnant women and over 4,000 infants in the country. Food Banking is key in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition and Food for All Ghana is opened to working with stakeholders towards accelerating Ghana’s effort in the attainment of the UN SDGs 1,2 and 12 through food banking.”
Mr. Amoo Addo called on other stakeholders and businesses to support food banking in Ghana.
The awarded winning Chef has over the past months, led various food distribution campaigns for destitute people in some suburbs of Accra and Kumasi. This effort had been recognized many and was commended by the US State Department, as YALI celebrates its 10 years anniversary.
Stephen Selasie Asuo
General Manager, YALI TV
Story Credit: Food for All Africa