Real Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation on Thursday 9th April 2020 donated 3,000 packs of food items and hand sanitizers to households in Badagry Local Government to alleviate the effects of COVID-19 lockdown in the area.
Founder of the Foundation, Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende, while addressing the press before the food distribution said the food is to serve as palliative for the vunerable families in the three council areas in Badagry.
He also mentioned that the 3,000 pieces of alcohol based hand sanitizers and liquid hand soap is distributed to ensure that residents adhere to proper hand washing as a way of reducing the spread of the Covid-19 virus while under the lockdown.
“We have been able to put together 3,000 parcels of several food items which comprises of beans, rice and garri.
“The idea behind this is that we know we cannot satisfy everyone but in our own little way we decided that the food items will meet approximately 3,000 households in Badagry.
“We want to give back to the society in our own little way, hoping that we can make little changes and we have plans and strategies in place to achieve the sharing among the residents,” Mr. Ogunlende said.
To ensure the palliatives reach the desired targets, Mr. Ogunlende said 1,000 packs will be distributed through the 20 councillors in Badagry LG, Badagry-West LCDA and Olorunda LCDA; another 1,500 packs will be distributed through traditional and religious leaders, artisans and trade groups; while the Foundation will distribute 500 packs on door-to-door bases.
Mr. Ariyo Owoseni, a councillor in Olorunda LCDA, said that the relief package would go a long way to alleviate the hardship created by the lockdown.