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Foursquare Distributes Food To Mark World Food Day

By Gbenga Akinfenwa   |   08 November 2015   |   6:23 am  

Officials of Foursquare Church, Ojodu Abiodun, distributing food items to residents during the free food day service organised by the Church.

Officials of Foursquare Church, Ojodu Abiodun, distributing food items to residents during the free food day service organised by the Church.

IN commemoration of this year’s World Food Day, the Foursquare Gospel Church, Ojodu Abiodun, has given out food items, cooking oil and household utensils to people in its locality.

At the free food day service held to mark the day, worshippers and inhabitants of Ogo Oluwa, Oke-Agbe, Adigboluja, Oluwakemi, Kajola and Hassan, who attended the programme went home with joy.

This gesture according to the host, Pastor Taiwo Adunbi was the Church’s concerted effort to reduce rural poverty by granting access to food and means of buying it in accordance with the theme for this Year World Food Day: “Social Protection And Agriculture: Breaking The Cycle Of Rural Poverty.”

The Pastor called on the privileged and the well-meaning members of the church and community to do their best to fight hunger in the society, in line with Millennium Development and Goals (MDGs).

“Right to food is a basic human right. Every human being has a fundamental right to be free from hunger and the right to adequate food. This right is realised when everyman, woman and child has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement. God will therefore honour any one who gives his or her neighbor food as stated by Jesus Christ in Matthew 25: 31-40.”

The Church Secretary and Chairperson of the Organising Committee, Sister Dolly Omoregbe, said aside the provision of food for hungry people, well meaning Nigerians can also provide job for the jobless or provide services that are designed to support the vulnerable and help the poor in society out of hunger and poverty. “Free Food day is the creation of the church and this year’s edition was the second.”

The recipients appreciated the church for the gesture. Mrs. Faith Emmanuel commended the church for its laudable initiative. She called on other churches and faith based organisations to emulate the church and join other global forces to fight hunger.

Another beneficiary, Mr. Tony Okohre said apart from the free food he received, he also learnt on the necessity of giving to the needy with care.



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