Poverty alleviation: Foundation distributes food items to vulnerable Kuje households


In furtherance of its objectives to provide succour to the less privileged, the John and Rebecca Ebokpo (JARE) Foundation, has distributed food items to over 100 families in Wumi village, in Kuje area council of the FCT under phase 4 its Zero Hunger Project.

The items distributed to the beneficiaries included beverages, detergents, rice, spaghetti, fresh tomatoes, fresh pepper, garri, maize, okra, among others.

Chairman of JARE, Mrs Rebecca Ebokpo, said government has been doing its best in poverty alleviation, but cannot do everything, hence the determination of the foundation to help in providing food to different families.

She said: “We started this foundation in 2018 with the objective of providing food to different families, after learning from different organisations in America. The truth is that many families are dying out of hunger here in Nigeria, especially Abuja, while many other families are even throwing food away.

“Therefore, we decided to step in and help government in its poverty alleviation programmes by providing food to different families. The task is enormous because many families are poor, so we select the most vulnerable. Due to the fact that we want to reach many families, we cultivate the food items we distribute to beneficiaries in our Charity Farm. If we decide to buy the items, with the present cost of living, we won’t achieve much.”

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