Finatrade Foundation Fetes 3,000
Chefs for Change in collaboration with Finatrade Foundation, the Rice Master, Inter foods company and other organisations put smiles on the faces of over 3,000 under privileged children , the aged and orphans in the society by donating food to them as part of activities marking this year’s United Nations World Food Day.
The donation was made to the Osu Children’s Home, Help Age Ghana and the Accra Psychiatric hospital, with the aim of feeding the less privileged in society and to create awareness on the need for all to abstain from food wastage.
Mr Elijah Amoah-Addo, Chefs for Change, said the initiative which formed part of activities line-up to mark the World Food Day, was also to share and interact with children, the aged and the less privileged in society.
He said recent statistics shows that 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted around the world every year without considering the number of children who die every year out of hunger.
Mr Amoah-Addo said wasted food that were disposed into the bin turned into methane, a green-house gas that were extremely more hazardous than the carbon dioxide which was emitted into the atmosphere from vehicles.
“Food loss and waste also lead to a major inefficiency of resources such as water, land, energy and capital and needlessly produce greenhouse emission which contributed to global warming and climate change’’ he said.
The Communications Officer at Finatrade, Ms. Tash Morgan in an interview said that the Finatrade was proud to be associated with the activity because the Finatrade Group sees food as a basic necessity of life which must be made available to all in society.
She indicated that the day marked a significant milestone in the lives of many of the children and aged who hardly get access to a fully nutritious meal a day and pledged the companies support for any activity targeted at marking the under privileged happy.
The Finatrade Foundation Coordinator, Mr. Selorm Amevor said the decision of the Foundation to support the event was to ensure that the day was marked with full smiles on the faces of the children and the aged in our society.
“There are many children and aged out there who hardly get food to eat, today’s event is to send the appropriate signal to them that society has not neglected them”
Mrs Sharon Abbey, Manager, Osu children’s home, receiving the items on behalf of the home, expressed gratitude to the chefs for adding the home to their list saying the orphanage would always remember this day of sharing.
She said food is one of the basic needs of every human being and children in particular need to be fed well in order to grow healthy.
Mrs Abbey expressed her appreciation to the efforts of the organisations and expressed the hope that the donation would not be the last but the beginning of building a better relationship between the two entities.
She said the home needed more support and that government alone could not bear the cost and called on private organizations and corporate entities to come to their assistance.
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