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‘Operation feed a hungry child’ begins in Lagos

By Odita Sunday   |   03 October 2016   |   1:02 am

Nigerian children

Nigerian children

To assist people who are seriously hit by the economic recession in the city, Kobis Restaurant Group, in collaboration with Inner City Mission for Children, has embarked on ‘Operation Feed a Hungry Child,” in Lagos. The target is 10, 000 children.

The Head of Business Operations, Kobis, Roland Dabor said the programme, which began on September 19, 2016, would run for the next 90 days within inner city areas of Lagos.He stated that the indigent children would be given three square meals per day.
According to him, over 5.8 million children , including Nigerians, die of hunger-related diseases across the world. He expressed the belief that the drive and more partnerships would increase the impact they would make.

Dabor called on Nigerians to support the initiative, saying the only way to build an active society was to give total attention to the children. For the country to enjoy a better tomorrow, “there must a proper investment in our children’s healthy growth today,” he stressed.

For more children to be reached, he disclosed that a certain percentage of the profit from every meal sold at Kobis would be channelled to the crusade against hunger.
For public participation, he called for a donation of N1, 000 to give one child three square meals a day, adding that gains made from souvenirs, which are on sale at Kobis’ outlets, would further increase the number Lagos children to be fed.
He assured that the campaign would be sustained and expanded to other states only with the help of contributions from kindhearted Nigerians.     On how the children in dire need of food would be identified, the Head of Operations of Inner City, Pastor Kaycee Kanu said the group already had a structure in place, which would be used to distribute the foods.   

He commended Kobis for the giant stride and charged other corporate organizations to emulate the foods outlet’s kind gesture.‎

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