The Founder and Executive Director of the Food for All Africa Programme, Elijah Amoo Addo has disclosed that three out of five children on the streets of Ghana are out of school because they don’t get enough to eat.
In line with this, Addo runs a programme which recovers surplus food from supermarkets, restaurants and other sources in Ghana and distributes it mostly to facilities for children, the elderly and mentally challenged persons.
The programme works with community-run, free schools to provide meals.
Addo, who left full-time work as a chef to start the programme in 2012, disclosed that he was inspired by a mentally challenged man who recovered food from street vendors and shared it with others in need.
The programme also runs “SDG 2” (Zero Hunger) crop and livestock farms and stores to foster agricultural employment and distribute rural products in urban centers.
Meanwhile, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo has been confirmed to address about how food can foster stronger relations between Europe and Africa, EurAfrican Forum organization announced.
He is expected to deliver a pitch about how food can be a link between people and regions to establish stronger relations for Europe and Africa on the first day of the event, July 4, at the Forum’s lunch.
“The EurAfrican Forum is a major platform which addresses the realities of Europe’s influence on Africa and the need for Europeans to work with youth led African organizations and entrepreneurs to address challenges facing both continents.
“I am resolute on partnering with European partners to explore youth led opportunities driven by technology and would ensure Food for All contributes to an efficient and sustainable means of nutrition for all by 2032”, states Elijah Amoo Addo, who will also be collaborating with the event on the preparation of the Forum’s setting menu, along with the Portuguese chef Marcelo Tomás.
Addo, aims to grow his network of public and private-sector partners with the help of a stakeholders’ forum and the government.