A food bank is a place where stocks of food, typically basic provisions and non-perishable items, are supplied free of charge to people in need. Food banking systems capture surplus food, source for food and deliver it to the people who need it most, and engage all sectors of society (governments, business, and civil society) in the process.
Food banks acquire donated food, much of which would otherwise be wasted, from farms, manufacturers, distributors, retail stores, consumers, and other sources, and make it available to those in need through a network of community agencies. These agencies include, hospitals, school feeding programme, emergency camps.
Any individual who wishes to join United Calabass can do so in the following ways:
(a) Become a volunteer by assisting us before, during and after our food distribution programmes
(b) Become a donor or both
(c) Engage your social media followers with the mission of United Calabass.
To volunteer, you can send us an email.
You can partner with United Calabass follows:
- End of the Month Project. Minimum beneficiaries target: 1,500 people,
- Mini project. Minimum beneficiary target 200 people,
- Feeding at least 80 Volunteers for the end of the month outreach
- Fund our annual budget or quarterly budget
Yes only to a certain extent and it can be discussed at the point of partnership.
What we do is simply to alleviate hunger and poverty by delivering food and disaster relief free of charge to indigent adult citizens from 50yrs and above, vulnerable teenagers, Children from 5-16 years, Destitute and Widows.
We identify our beneficiaries in the following ways:
A) House-to-House visitation to identify the indigent families
B) Liaising with small religious houses to provide a list of indigent members within them.
C) Identifying those that are obviously in need of food on the street, as we sight them
D) Going to CDA meetings within and outside our immediate community to announce our food project