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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Food for All: MaxMart lifts Afram Plains South District with GhC5,000

Ghana’s premier family shopping centre, MaxMart has listed  the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern region of Ghana with a donation of GH¢5,000 to Food for All Ghana Sustainable Farms Fund as initial capital to build a community livestock farm for deprived communities reports NaijaAgroNet.

Receiving the cheque from General Manager of MaxMart , Mr. Omar Naboulsi, the founder of Food for All Africa programme, Chef Elijah Addo, reiterated the need for community partnership towards addressing hunger and food waste in Africa.

He also said the donation was as a result of a month long Waitrose Buy More Feed More Christmas project carried out by Food for All and MaxMart to raise awareness on the economic and environmental impact of food waste and hunger in Ghana.

“It was to also involve Ghanaians and stakeholders in creating sustainable means of nutrition for beneficiaries under the Food for All Africa programme. Through the month of Christmas, MaxMart donated 3% of Waitrose branded product prices for which it’s customers bought,” he said.

He quoted facts from the 2016 Cost of Hunger in Ghana report published in August by National Development Planning Commission which shows that Ghana loses GH¢ 4.6 billion which is equivalent to 6.4% GDP annually to hunger among children and 24% of all child mortality cases in Ghana are associated with under nutrition.” 

He indicated that the choice of Afram plains for the community farm project was as a result of the number of children in the community who are out of school due to a lack of regular means of nutrition.He appealed for individuals and corporate bodies to donate to the Food for All Ghana Sustainable Farms Fund to create sustainable means of nutrition for vulnerable communities in Africa.”

Also speaking, Naboulsi indicated MaxMart believes community participation plays a critical role in solving the economic and environmental impact of food waste and hunger in Ghana. It is in that regard that as sole distributors of Waitrose brand in Ghana, they involved their customers during Christmas to raise funding in support of the good work Food for All in undertaking to ensure a means of nutrition for the vulnerable in Ghana.”MaxMart is a socially responsible business and will keep supporting social intervention programs such as Food for All in Ghana.

Isaac Oyimah/GEE
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