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Projects

BUILD A FOOD BANK

Food scarcity remains a problem in Ghana. The greatest need can be found among older Ghanaian and vulnerable children. The 50-plus population is among the most vulnerable. There are often health issues, and some are also out of active work and they can’t afford three square meals a day. One of BPDC’s vital projects is to open a food bank in Takoradi, Ghana, providing people in need – generally, residents who are age 50 or older – with basics such as rice, beans, tomato paste, sugar, and gari, a popular West African staple made from cassava tubers that can be ground into flour.

Challenge

Food scarcity remains a problem in Ghana. The greatest need can be found among older Ghanaian and vulnerable children. The 50-plus population is among the most vulnerable. There are often health issues, and some are also out of active work and they can’t afford three square meals a day.

Solution

BPDC aims to address the food scarcity in Ghana, by building its own food bank with warehouse operations. BPDC will educate the public on hunger-related issues, improve food security, and advocate for legislation to end malnutrition.

Long-Term Impact

Our food bank project will contribute towards the fight against global hunger, feeding more than 2,400 people. This will create sustainable means of nutrition for vulnerable children whiles reducing hunger. We will become the alternative source of food for children and youth, the aged, and the sick people in our society. We want to understand the range of challenges of running a food bank before we try to establish a second one elsewhere in the country. We are looking for support from an international organization to help us expand.