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Indomie, NGOs partner to alleviate hunger in Nigeria

L-R: Temitope Ashiwaju, Group Corporate Communications and Event Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Limited; Olukokun Adepeju, Founder, Kokun Foundation Food Bank, and Oluwadamilola Olujide, Associate Consultant, Chain Reactions Africa, at the Event in Ojodu Community, Lagos State

*Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles, collaborates with the Kokun Foundation Food Bank to distribute cartons of Indomie Noodles to thousands of vulnerable Nigerian consumers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles, has collaborated with the Kokun Foundation Food Bank, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), to bring relief and joy to the vulnerable by providing free cartons of Indomie Noodles to thousands of Nigerians.

Indomie said during a recent distribution event held in the Ojodu area of Lagos State, the company generously contributed cartons of noodles to individuals in the community worst hit by the current economic hardship in the country.

The company noted the donation, made in conjunction with the Foundation, underscored the collaborative effort at combating hunger in the region.

Speaking on behalf of Indomie Noodles, Temitope Ashiwaju, Group Corporate Communications and Events Manager, emphasised the brand’s commitment to the well-being of the underprivileged in Nigeria. Ashiwaju reiterated Indomie’s dedication to ensuring that vulnerable individuals in the society have access to at least a meal per day.

According to him, the collaboration is a vital component of the brand’s broader initiative to feed over a million disadvantaged Nigerians across the country.

Moved by the gesture, the Indomie further said the beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt gratitude towards the company and the Kokun Foundation, thanking them for their care and compassion.

Mrs. Doris, a mother of triplet and one of the beneficiaries from the Ojodu community, said the gesture couldn’t have come at a better time, as she expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the organisations for the assistance.

She was quoted to have stated: “We are very grateful completely to Indomie and Kokun Foundation for this donation.

“Things have not been easy due to the current price hike everywhere but thanks to Indomie and the Kokun Foundation, we have hope things will get better for us.”

Another mother with her child expressed their joy at the initiative and rendered heartfelt prayers and thanks to Indomie and Kokun Foundation.

Speaking on the initiative, Olukokun Adepeju, Founder of Kokun Foundation, stated that the foundation was borne out of the desire to support the very vulnerable and to reduce hunger in communities around Lagos.

Adepeju said: “Kokun Food Bank will continue to be a beacon of hope for the needy and put a smile on their faces.

“In a time like this, we are glad for the joint exercise with Indomie and even more committed to this service to humanity.”

He observed that the collaboration, once again, has served as a reminder of the profound impact that corporate partnerships and community-driven initiatives could have in alleviating food insecurity and promoting a sense of hope and solidarity among the needy in the society.

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