Fidelity Bank Distributes Food Packs To Benue IDPs

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Fidelity Bank Distributes Food Packs to Benue IDPs

Fidelity Bank Plc recently demonstrated its commitment to addressing hunger among vulnerable populations by distributing more than 1,200 food packs to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, Benue State.

This initiative, known as the Fidelity Food Bank, is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts to alleviate hunger and support disadvantaged communities.

The distribution event occurred on August 10, 2023, at the IDP Camp located in the Federal Housing Estate in North Bank, Benue State. The effort was carried out in collaboration with the Hyacinth Alia Foundation and the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BESEMA).

Meksley Nwagboh, the Divisional Head of Brand and Communications at Fidelity Bank Plc, highlighted the bank’s mission to assist less privileged communities through partnerships with organizations that are actively engaged with these communities. In the case of Benue State, Fidelity Bank partnered with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to make this initiative possible.

Fidelity Bank Distributes Food Packs To Benue IDPs

Nwagboh stated, “So, as I speak with you over 24,000 Fidelity food packs have been distributed to communities across the country to help cushion the effect of hunger which has become a global issue.”

Fidelis Unongo, the Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Innovation Strategies, Special Duties, Development, Policy, and Planning, lauded Fidelity Bank for its donation and reassured the IDPs that the government was aware of their needs and was working towards resettling them in their original homes.

Abraham Tar, the Chairman of the IDP Camp, expressed gratitude for Fidelity Bank’s generosity and pledged to ensure that the donated items reached the intended beneficiaries. He also appealed to donors to consider the health conditions of the IDPs, particularly women and children.

Some of the recipients of the food packs, namely Msurshima Kunde, Comfort Lorfa, and Terundu Shima, praised Fidelity Bank for its kind gesture and called for improved health services at the camp to provide better access to quality healthcare for the IDPs.

This initiative reflects Fidelity Bank’s commitment to social responsibility by addressing pressing issues like hunger in communities that are vulnerable and in need of assistance.