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While the Federal Government officials are busy with the disbursement of the conditional cash transfer, individuals and non-governmental organisations are joining the government to alleviate the effect of coronavirus on Nigerians and in this post, we’ll share with the mission of COVID AID free food distribution in Nigeria: how to get the free food and how to apply as a volunteer.
What COVID Aid Food Distribution Network?
It is a network of concerned volunteers that are supporting Nigerians affected by the COVID-19 lockdown by sourcing and delivering food aid to those in need.
One of such non-governmental organisation is COVIDAID Nigeria, which is out to donate food to the poorest people in Nigeria in Lagos and Abuja.
COVIDAID said in a statement, “We are a network of volunteers who are distributing food aid to all those in need during the COVID-19 lockdown”
The aid is designed for two categories of people:
1 Those who need food support
2 Volunteers who are ready to support in distributing the food items to homes.
Method of distribution:
Covid Aid says it would be using safe distribution model that avoids crowd buildup. All the applicants need to do is register a via USSD shortcode or through an online form and the food will be dispatched to your door step by the volunteers.
Protective measures for volunteers:
Safety of the distributors are also paramount, as such, when foods are received from donors, volunteers are trained on handling and wear Personal Protective Equipment for safety]
Application process for COVID AID free food distribution
- Step1: Apply on online at covidaid.ng/start or dial the USSD code *371*911# on your MTN, Airtel, or 9mobile phone
- Step 2: provide your details: name and location
- Step 3: Your request with others from your area will be combined and ship to your doorstep
How much is the food?
It isn’t for sale, it is 100% free because it is sponsored by the Lagos State Government, projectloud.ng, formelo.com and other donors.
What is in the food aid pack?
- Uncooked rice,
- groundnut oil,
- tomato sauce.
Requirements as a COVID AID free food distribution volunteer
- You must be over 18
- You must be in good health
- You must have access to a form of private transportation e.g. a car or a motorbike.
Let’s help the vulnerable ones in order to mitigate the advert effect of this coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria.