TSF'S ADVOCACY WORK AND FIGHTING HUNGER

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Tell the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not to take food from families who are facing hunger! Food nutrition for struggling families programs matters. Federal budget allocations to food programs can make a huge difference for families struggling from food poverty today. TSF advocates with the Legislators for strong support for Food programs and we oppose efforts to cut resources to these vitally needed programs. 
Giving every person access to food would place responsibility on the Government to end hunger and make it easier to hold legislators legally accountable for ensuring families.

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OUR NATIONWIDE EFFORT

FACTS ABOUT HUNGER IN NIGERIA

 

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WRITE TO THE GOVERNMENT

The Samaritans Foundation urges elected leaders in Nigeria to enable people in the nation and world to feed their families and move out of poverty. 

Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Millions of people in Nigeria are just one job loss or medical emergency away from hunger. But hunger doesn't affect everyone equally - some groups like children, disabled, seniors, women, and youth face hunger at much higher rates.

However, the best way to help lawmakers understand the breadth of hunger in Nigeria is to invite them to see it for themselves. To urge members of legislators to visit a food pantry in their local area to see how these programs are making an impact in your community.

In this regard, personalised emails stand out. They tell the senators and representatives that you, as a constituent, really care about an issue. Members of legislators want to hear from their constituents about the issues on which they will vote in the Senate and House of Representatives. This is your opportunity to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist in our country. 

Ending Hunger can start with a heartfelt letterWrite a letter to the Nigerian government, and let our legislators know that we can no longer accept food insecurity, poverty and hunger. Safe, nutritious food, essential healthcare services and education are all basic human rights, and it’s time our leaders took action to ensure these rights are enjoyed by everyone.

The Samaritans Foundation aims to persuade the Government to take responsibility for tackling the causes of food insecurity. To do that, we need politicians of all parties to support our call for action. And to persuade lawmakers to tackle the root causes of hunger and food insecurity — and we need your help to do it.

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CORPORATE PARTNER ENDING HUNGER

Committed corporate and other charity organisations can join to support the TSF food pantry network in reaching several million people struggling with hunger every day. Their generous financial support, product donations and volunteers make a measurable impact in the fight to end hunger in their communities and throughout the country. The Samaritans Foundation food campaign make it easy for individuals to support a cause they're passionate about while raising awareness, helping provide more food and to align with our food pantry campaign to elevate your brand by joining the movement to end hunger. 

As a top Nigeria's charity organisation hunger relief program, we are known for partnerships that meet companies' charitable and business goals while furthering our mission. We co-establish partnerships, for custom campaigns, we welcome established brands with a national presence and require a minimum ($) commitment. If you are interested in cause marketing to end hunger, please register your interest here.

At TSF, we always need your unwanted items to help fund our food programs in feeding millions of families. With so many ways to donate and measures in place to keep you safe, it couldn’t be easier. If your business or organisation is based in the UK, don’t forget to consider Gift Aid, this will boost the value of your donation by a further 25%.

Ways to donate to TSF

  • Free collection service for your unwanted donations.
  • Drop to your local TSF agents with safety measures in place.
  • Post your items to your local TSF agents. 

Your donation could help make sure our vital services are there to make sure that everyone in this country has enough to eat.

 

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ENGAGING THE FAITH LEADERS

The Samaritans Foundation is a collective voice urging our nation's religious leaders to end hunger. TSF is an organisation that operates on the principle that Christians and Muslims are motivated by their faith to address hunger around the world.  We work to address the causes of hunger and the conditions that allow it to persist. We believe that our federal government has the resources, power, and influence to change these conditions so that we can end hunger in our time.

Working with Churches and Mosques

The Samaritans Foundation has positioned itself to address hunger as a national problem through advocacy. We connect with Religious bodies across Nigeria, with their members of congregations in order to build the political will to end hunger. Because congregations are where many faith believers gather regularly, and because congregations form disciples for work in the world, TSF uses churches and mosques as a launching point for its mobilising of faith organisations for advocacy.

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Can you become a change-maker?

Partnering with The Samaritans Foundation is about more than just corporate social responsibility; it is about joining a movement of purpose-driven businesses on a mission to fight hunger by sourcing food for people in need. TSF relies on an amazing network of local, state and national partners to fight hunger.

There are many ways your organisation can support the work we do.
  • You might want a stable supply of quality products, you might be developing products and services that vulnerable and marginalised communities need. We have a vast national network - we can help you understand the risks and opportunities facing local communities across Nigeria and build sustainable solutions together.
  • Help a beginner business take off and you could lift hundreds out of poverty. You could fund a health project or provide emergency funding after a crisis. You could provide technology or expertise to build local skills. There are many ways to work with The Samaritans Foundation. 
  • If your organisation is also an investor, you can connect with investable pipeline enterprises and support them directly to grow their businesses. 
  • If your church or mosque involves is also a service provider, the skills of your employees could contribute to the development of small and growing businesses in the developing world.
  • We understand that large religious groups regularly deal with the government at home and abroad, and we know that our concerns are often your concerns too. You can help us get heard in high places while your missions gain a deeper understanding of poverty reduction and complex development challenges.

At TSF, we believe our faith tells us that human beings are created in the image of God and that we should all use our power, skills and resources for the good of all. We have hope and confidence that God is with us, revealing to us good ways of living human life together. We have the gift of hope and also the responsibility to keep working and praying for God’s will to ‘be done on earth as in heaven.

Standing together in faith, we are providing a lifeline for the families who need this support. The support we supply through this partnership is flexible and adaptable to local contexts, giving us the ability to deliver what communities really need and to change as their needs evolve over time. Our programmes aim to break the cycle of food insecurity and support people to re-establish their self-reliance.

Please give what you can to our Food Pantry program to provide urgent support to people facing hunger and starvation across the country. 

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Making the dream of Zero Hunger a reality

ISLAMIC INSIGHTS

According to the teachings of Islam, hunger is a form of torture. “Who provides them with food against hunger and with security against the fear of danger.” (106:4)

Feeding the hungry is good for the human soul — it’s a gift from Allah. The teachings of Islam tell us that we should always be feeding the hungry.

As the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Oh people, exchange greetings of peace, feed people, and you will enter Jannah (paradise) in peace.”

 

Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah

President; The Peace in Abu Dhabi and Co-Moderator of Religions for Peace
 

POVERTY IS A SCANDAL.

BUT ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE.

Fight Hunger, Not the Hungry

CHRISTIAN'S POINT OF CALL

Millions of people around the world don’t have enough to eat. And these people are deprived of nourishment for both the body and the spirit. And as long as this travesty continues, humanity can never live peacefully.

The privileged banquet daily and live a life of excess while millions starve on their doorstep. We all share this beautiful world, so we must all learn to eat at one common table. We must work together to ensure every human has access to safe and nutritious food. We’re all God’s children, so let us eliminate food insecurity and hunger together.

 

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
 

CALLING THE GOVERNMENT TO ACT URGENTLY

Leaders to do more in fighting poverty

The report that Nigeria is the poorest in the world is the hypocrisy of the West against Africans. “You will move round some so-called developed countries and one will be shocked by the level of poverty that the people are experiencing.” But, despite the challenges facing the nation, Nigeria will overcome its problems.

 

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye

RCCG General Overseer

Alleviate poverty On Nigerians

Fear Allah and support the citizens out of hardship. hardship in the country is no longer a story but a reality as people are in dire need of the leaders’ commitment to addressing it. "Is is no longer a story but a reality; people are in dire need of the leaders’ commitment to addressing the high rate of poverty, insecurity, and hunger among other numerous challenges.”

 

Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III

Sultan of Sokoto