Voice of Divine Truth International Outreach (aka Voice of Change Network International); a foremost humanitarian organization in Nigeria recently organized a Free Food Kitchen to feed 10,000 poor people in Ikeja and its environs. The event which marked the celebration of Easter was put together to truly exemplify the significance of the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the cross when He died to save humanity.
According to the International Coordinator of the group, Mr. Azemobor Gregory also known as an ‘Apostle of Humanity’, who spoke at the event said, “The Easter Free Food Kitchen tagged ‘Operation Feed the Poor’ was put together to inspire individuals and organizations to urgently rise to challenge of eradicating global hunger. Many people in the world are hungry, not just for food but for love. It’s untenable that in the midst of plenty some 769 million people in the world are hungry. Many children are malnourished and many are dying of starvation. The time has come for us to rise up to our shared humanity BY SHOWING LOVE AND COMPASSION TO ONE ANOTHER”.
Speaking further, Azemobor said “Our organization has a divine mandate to promote the virtue of Love amongst humanity. This informs the numerous charitable activities that we do including the Free Food Kitchen. We are relentlessly determined as a group to intensify and sustain the campaign against hunger in the world. Let me kindly make an appeal to the church (my immediate constituency) and other religious bodies to join in this campaign bearing in mind that true religion is love for one another”
Azemobor also advises the church to downplay on the elaborate religious rituals of Easter celebration and rather focus on using the occasion to add value to lives by assisting the poor and the needy in the society.
The event which took place at the premises of Saint Leo’s Catholic Church, Toyin street, Ikeja, kicked off at about 7am on Saturday 24th march, 2018. Excited Volunteers were on ground to handle the cooking and distribution of food to the less privilege, who thronged to the venue to be fed. The special guests of the day who were served a meal of noodles, soft drink and Funtuna bottle water, included widows, destitutes, street children, commercial motorcyclist, artisans, people living with disability, beggars etc. All the people that came were fed sumptuously
Notable organizations that donated food items to support the event includes: Animal Care Services Ltd (producers of Funtuna Water, Funtuna Eggs) Koowo Water, UAC Foods and Pages Water
A UK based foremost humanitarian organization- Thy Helper Organization also donated food items to support the initiative and their Nigeria representatives were on ground to render volunteer services at the event. A social media Initiative that promotes and supports good causes- #Socialmediaforgood also made donations to support the event.
The 2018 Easter Free Food Kitchen was indeed a huge success as many less privilege persons that came to the event left with great joy as they ate to their satisfaction and many even took extra food home for their wards.