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FOOD FOR ALL AFRICA

COVID-19 Community Emergency Intervention Program

Introduction

The global pandemic virus COVID-19, has infected almost 12.5 million people globally and caused the death of over 560,000 people. In Ghana, about 23,463 people are said to be infected by Ghana Health Service with 129 recorded deaths.
The interventions of the government of Ghana to restrict the movement of persons (i.e. lockdown) the capital city and other areas to prevent community spread caused economic hardships to the unemployed, selfemployed and vulnerable people especially women and their households.

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While the lockdown has been lifted since 20th April 2020, these vulnerable people which include school children, women, aged, head potters (kayayee), hospitality workers and waste collectors who earn daily wages from their work activities and do not have any monthly activity. In this current situation, they are the most affected as they do not have any other means of salaries, health insurance and social security, continue to suffer as there is reduced business of income for their daily upkeep and nutritional needs.

Food for All Africa is leading efforts together with both local and international partners in a Covid-19 Community Emergency Food and Basic Essentials Distribution project to supply nutritious food to urban poor and slum communities in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Volta, Eastern and Western region of Ghana.

The Food for All Ghana COVID-19 Community Emergency Intervention program was launched on 22nd March 2020. It is an emergency intervention initiative in partnership with Food and Beverage Association of Ghana, Ghana Food Movement and with support from the Global Food Banking Network to ensure continuous food mobilization and support to vulnerable beneficiaries
across Ghana, who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is to also compliment and ensure sustainability for the regular food recovery and redistribution process of Food for All Africa, as the biggest and the only food banking organization in Ghana. The initiative was to be implemented in two parts from 22nd March till 15th June, 2020 however extended till 30th September, 2020

Food4All COVID-19 Community Emergency Intervention program is an intervention initiative by Food for All Africa in partnership with Food and Beverage Association of Ghana, Ghana Food Movement and with support from the Global Food Banking Network to ensure continuous food mobilization and support to vulnerable beneficiaries who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across Ghana.

A communiqué signed by the Executive Director, Mr. Elijah Addo explained, the initiative is to complement and ensure sustainability for the regular food recovery and redistribution process of Food for All Africa, as the biggest and the only food banking organization in Ghana. The initiative would be implemented in two parts and would run from 22nd March till 15th June.

World Health Organization began referring to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as a pandemic

This expanding health crisis – which is now affecting more than 100 countries and making the plight of those facing hunger much more difficult. Ghana as at 22nd March had confirmed 24 cases, 1 death and over 575 contact tracing ongoing

COVID-19 crisis which has shaken the world as the number of victims and countries affected by the pandemic continues to grow. Government has put drastic but necessary measures such as banning public gatherings, restricting traveling and government mandates for partial or total quarantines.

response

It is in line with Food for All Africa’s mission of creating efficient and sustainable means of nutrition and through the COVID-19 Community Emergency Intervention Program that we are providing expedite relief for beneficiaries and vulnerable people across the country

01.

FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION

Food for All Africa together with volunteers and partners would sort recovered food products and package in food boxes which would be distributed once a week to vulnerable beneficiaries within Greater Accra, Central, Eastern and Volta regions. The food boxes would contain rice, oil, gari, beans, pasta, canned products, smoked fish, sweets and BossBaker products.

100 Food Boxes enough to feed families made up of 2-5 members for two weeks to a month would be distributed on Saturdays.

02.

KITCHEN FOR THE NEEDY

Food for All Africa with support from GFN and Chefs with Purpose is setting up an innovative cost-effective community kitchen where twice a week usually Wednesdays and Sundays, hot meals would be prepared, packed and distributed to 200 vulnerable beneficiaries living on the streets of Accra, Ghana’s capital and with the most reported COVID-19 cases. Volunteers and Staff who would be on the Kitchen for the Needy program would be provided with PPEs and hygienic products to protect them. The hot meals would be served with a bottle of water, fruits and personal essentials.

Donate cash or food items by contacting the food recovery and donation department of Food for all Africa through +233 246 707 253   and they would arrange to pick up donations

Volunteer remotely or in-person. We have put in place measures such as providing PPE and social distancing practices for in-person volunteers. Call our volunteer department on 0277807462

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