COVID-19: Helpgate Foundation distributes relief packages to the needy
The Founder/ Chief Executive Officer of Helpgate Foundation, Pastor (Mrs.) Tope Emovon said the packages were given to residents of Aguda /Coker, Itire/Ikate and Surulere local councils of Lagos State.
“The materials were not limited to the people in those areas, it also included the beneficiaries of the foundation’s daily soup kitchen.
“The organisation has run a daily soup kitchen for over six years, where the old, poor, students and less- privileged come to feed.
The palliatives included rice, beans, garri and sweet potatoes among others, which were distributed to over 1000 households in Surulere.
“The need to organise such programme at this period, was borne out of the foundation’s resolve to put smiles on the faces of the less-privileged at this particular time when COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world…,”she said.
Emovon said the programme was to ameliorate the hardship people were going through during the lockdown, adding that the programme was one of the many the group had organised in the past to fight hunger in Surulere area of Lagos.
The event was financed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and other private individuals without any government’s intervention.
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