Hungry mouths benefit from Free Food initiative
The country’s largest grain processing company, Namib Mills, through its Free of Charge Initiative, aimed at giving preference to those in need of daily nutrition is supporting around 309 registered charity organisations throughout the country.
Namib Mills Public Relations officer, Ashante Manetti in a statement recently said that beneficiaries of the initiative, include children, orphans and pensioners who receive basic food stuff on a monthly basis.
Mannetti said the key focus area for the company as a corporate citizen is nutrition, and access to basic foodstuffs with the aim of building and nourishing healthy communities.
“Each organisation caters and looks after around 50 to 250 vulnerable children and elders which makes the total reach of beneficiaries that are given food on a monthly basis approximately 30,000,” she said.
According to Mannetti, the overall donations amount to 300 tons of basic food which includes but is not limited to maize meal, pasta and rice, has a total retail value of over N$2.8million.
Mannetti said that this year the company underwent another call for interested charities to register for the Free of Charge Initiative and another 30 charities have been added following the 64 charities that were taken on in 2016, which brought the total to 309 charities nationwide.
She further added that the company will continue to work tirelessly to enrich the hearts of those who do not have access to basic food on a daily basis and support the governments call for poverty alleviation and eradication.
“It is important to Namib Mills to not only focus on quality products, excellent customer service and meeting all stakeholders needs, but also to live in accordance with our brand promise of – Feeding the Nation,” she said
Caption: Children at Patrick Iyambo are one of the beneficiarries of the Namib Mills Free of Change Initiative which current is supporting around 309 charities in the country. The initiative is aimed at giving preference to those in need of daily nutrition whom do not have access to food on a daily basis due to socio-economic situations beyond their control e.g. vulnerable children, orphans, pensioners, HIV/AIDS sufferers, AIDS orphans and others.