DONATIONS

“Your donation of food items and gently used clothing are very important to us. We are constantly looking at ways of exploring different avenues to garner resources in order to deliver selfless service to our less privileged neighbors”

Michael Sunbola (LBFI founder)

WAYS TO GIVE

DONATE MONEY

Your financial commitment in addressing in attaining a hunger-free Nigeria is very crucial to us. Our donation options offer easy ways to donate to Lagos Food Bank.
Make a one-time gift or ask about scheduling monthly donations by contacting contactus@lagosfoodbank.org

The Main Ways To Donate Are:

Online Donations

You can make donations online through your debit/credit cards.

Click here to donate online

Local Bank Deposits & Transfers

You can make donations through direct transfers to our bank account.
Please find details below:

Account Name: Lagos Food Bank Initiative
Account Number: 0002221706 (NGN)
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank

Account Name: Lagos Food Bank Initiative
Account Number: 1020057249 (NGN)
Bank: United Bank For Africa

Foreign Transfers

Remitters of funds abroad should inform their bankers as follows:

Pay: United Bank For Africa Plc, Nigeria
Swift Code: UNAFNGLA
Through: Standard Chartered Bank New York
Swift Code: SCBLUS33
Account Number: 3582-024992-001

For Further Credit:

Beneficiary Account Number: 3002259229 (USD)
Beneficiary Name: Lagos Food Bank Initiative
Beneficiary Address: Plot 10, Lagos Food Bank Building,
Oba Lateef Adams Estate, Phase 1, Agege
UBA Branch: Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja

Cheques

Write a cheque to “Lagos Food Bank Initiative” and have it delivered to;

Address:
Plot 10 Oba-Lateef Adams Crescent,
Off Olufeso Street Iloro,
Cement B/S, Agege,
Lagos, Nigeria

Food banks have specific items that they are in need of on a regular basis. These items can be perishable or non-perishable product as well as non-food items. Our most wanted list of food items are as follows:

Non-Perishable Food:

  • Bag(s) of Rice
  • Bag(s) of Beans
  • Bag(s) Garri
  • Tubers of Yam
  • All kinds of cooking ingredients
  • Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Canned fish or meat
  • Butter
  • Beverages
  • Groundnut oil & Palm oil
  • Baby food or baby formula
  • Fruit Juice boxes or other food items

Perishable Food:

  • Bread
  • Pastry
  • Fruit

Non-Food Items:

  • Baby diapers
  • Toiletries
  • Dish soap
  • Hygiene products
  • Personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste/brush, feminine hygiene products, and disposable diapers)

Donate Clothing

Your donation of gently used clothing benefit is also acceptable to us. We gladly welcome clothing donations for men, women and children.
Donate, native, jeans or any items in denim; Donate gently used shoes. Shoes are fine to donate provided that they are in good condition and still wearable. There are an estimated 1.5 billion pairs of unworn or barely worn shoes are lying in our closets. Consider whether you are really going to wear them or if somebody else can benefit from them.
Professional clothing, such as suits, is always appreciated to help people looking for work or returning to work after an illness or a stint at full-time motherhood.

    Donate Vehicle

    The Mission of Lagos Food Bank is to Mobilize Resources to Fight Hunger in our Community. We receive our donations within Lagos by sending our drivers to donors for direct pick up of donated items. We need cars to enable us reach all our donors from different locations.

    Our vision is to be the leader in the fight against hunger by ensuring that no one goes hungry around us. To fulfill our mission, we source, acquire and distribute food, and other products to needy people with the help of partnering agencies and Food Bank programs. We also intend to conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.

    If you have any spare car that is taking space in your garage, kindly donate to assist our drivers pick up donated items from donors at different locations.

    Donate by Tribute or Honorary Gifts

    You can honour a special occasion, pay tribute to friends and family, or honour the memory of a loved one while providing much-needed support to eliminate hunger in our community. By recognizing the occasion of a birthday, anniversary, or marriage to share your compassion for the less privileged hungry people in our community you are enabling the Lagos Food Bank to provide food to those who need it.

    Celebration Ideas

    Special Events and Celebrations

    The following are the events or occasion you can honour by your donation.

    • Birthdays
    • Weddings
    • Anniversaries
    • Graduations
    • Retirements
    • Thanksgiving
    • Naming ceremony
    • Holidays
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Mother’s Day
    • Father’s Day
    • Salah
    • Christmas e.t.c

    Your memorial or tribute gift to our Food Bank is highly appreciated and every gift is acknowledged promptly both to the donor and to the designee of the gift, without any mention of the size of the gift unless instructed otherwise.

    Your time is a gift to hungry children, senior men and women; families and others who may not have enough to eat. We are currently in need of volunteers that can help us publicize and champion the mission and vision of Lagos Food Bank by distributing our food items to those in need of it. By helping LFBI register families, men and women on our data base and issuing food vouchers.

    Lagos Food Bank is also open for internship programmes and National Youth Service (NYSC). Interns will learn while they serve.

    We also have volunteer Leadership Programs: where you can take your commitment to fight hunger to the next level with responsibility for coordinating volunteer activities

    Corporate Volunteer Opportunities Your employees can fight hunger and have a blast doing it!

    Lagos Food Bank relies on the support and generosity of individuals and corporate entities who donate goods and services. These donations range from office and warehouse equipment to the provision of professional expertise. In-kind donations are valuable to LFBI as they help us to cut down on overhead cost and ensuring our resources are dedicated towards getting and distributing food.

    Some things we need include space for collection & distribution of food items; warehouse equipment such as storage bins, trucks and refrigeration appliances. For our organization’s marketing campaigns we would love help with desktop design, website management, printing, event management and would greatly appreciate those who could provide audio visual services, promotional personnel, writers and venues.
    Your pro-Bono and in-kind donations are greatly appreciated.

    A matching gift, also known as a matching fund or matching donation is a charitable gift made toward a non-profit organization by a matching donor (e.g., an employer) under the provision that an original donor (e.g., an employee) first makes a gift toward that organization.

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions naira for naira and will double (or even triple!) the amount of your gift.
    Some employers will also provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours.

    It is important to find a way to ensure the Lagos Food Bank can continue the fight to eliminate hunger and its causes for years to come. We have found a long-term commitment is the perfect way to express support for our hunger-relief efforts.

    Making a charitable bequest in your written estate plan is a great way to continue being a steward after your death and also may qualify your estate for a charitable deduction equal to the entire amount of the bequest. Charitable bequests offer the tools for each of us to make a meaningful final statement about what we love, cherish, and hold dear. By making a bequest or other “planned gift” to the Lagos Food Bank, you can continue to help us improve our community and can leave an important legacy that emphasizes your commitment to seeing “that no person in our immediate community or any of our Local Government Area goes hungry.

    While the Lagos Food Bank is able to provide a reliable food supply to ensure that local residents are able to access emergency food, we also know that there will be a long-term need for emergency food and essentials in our community. A great way individuals can continue to ensure that our community has the resources to meet the needs of increasing numbers of hungry children, adults, and seniors is to make a meaningful statement about what they love and cherish by creating a written estate plan designating a gift to the Lagos Food Bank.

    There are various ways in which you can make that commitment and leave a lasting legacy; you can leave a bequest in your will by adding Lagos Food Bank as a beneficiary of the specific item in your will.  Remembering LFBI in your Will is a reflection of your caring concern for people in your community who are in need. A bequest to LFBI enables you to do what you perhaps cannot do during your lifetime and provides an on-going testimony to your desire to make a difference. A bequest is a way to continue making a positive, life-changing contribution and will ensure LFBI receives the vital support we need to realise the vision of a Nigeria without hunger. It also acts as a beacon to others encouraging them to do likewise.

    If you are interested in learning more or joining in the effort to fight hunger for years to come please feel free to contact our legal team via email or phone contactus@lagosfoodbank.org

    +234 705 861 7222