What Is Project Ark?
This is a technology-enabled solution for getting food to those who need it during this COVID-19 period and even beyond.
The Project Ark initiative involves a systematic process for collection, repackaging and distribution of food items to those in need within communities. Each community will take ownership and we will provide support through data collection, volunteer recruitment and deployment within communities, framework for collection and distribution of the food items and plug-in opportunities for various donors within each community (churches, companies, individuals, NGOs).
Connecting donated items to those who need, so that no one goes hungry, the Project Ark is designed to enhance collaboration and is in partnership with the Lagos State Government, Citizen for Citizen, RCCG Builder's House, Nestle, Media Link Ltd, Union Bank, AACE Foods, Susi, Value Media, Bella Naija, Primlaks, Highlife Church, Unilever, Guaranty Trust Bank, Lambert Electromec and the House of Prayer.
An attitude of caring for our neighbors is much needed in these times and even after" - Alero Ayida-Otobo
With 65% of Lagosians currently living in slums and settlements, the necessary restrictive measures and shutdown of non-essential services could take many dangerous turns without adequate support of those without a source of income or funding at this time. Project Ark presents a systematic and strategic approach to collect and distribute both dry and cooked foods, as well as sanitary items by employing a 'One for all, All for one' method that ensures no one is left to starve.
COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Encouraging a united effort towards solving the
challenges we face as a people
Project Ark has been developed as a simple and scalable intervention programme designed to distribute food items and supplies to the vulnerable and those in need across Lagos state. The Lagos State Government, Citizen for Citizen, RCCG Builder's House, Nestle, Media Link Ltd, Union Bank, AACE Foods, Susi, Value Media, Bella Naija, Primlaks, Highlife Church, Unilever, Guaranty Trust Bank, Lambert Electromec and the House of Prayer.