At an official MOA signing ceremony on Friday 14 August, João Rente Correia, General Manager of Ecodi Ghana, expressed the brand’s commitment towards ensuring shared value for vulnerable people within local communities.
“Ecodi Ghana, by introducing the SPAR Brand in Ghana, aims to provide affordable and convenient food and grocery shopping to Ghanaians through its 17 existing neighbourhood stores. This partnership will ensure we become efficient by reconnecting surplus food towards feeding the vulnerable in society”, João Rente Correia said.
“During the COVID-19 lockdown in Ghana, we already partnered with Food for All Africa to distribute over 61,000kg of food to over 105,000 beneficiaries across the country”, he added.
Executive Director of Food for All Africa, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo, commended SPAR in Ghana for joining them in their efforts to reduce hunger and food waste across the food supply chain in Ghana.
“As operators of West Africa’s first and largest community food bank, partnering with businesses is key towards a Ghana without Hunger. A recent report by the National Development Planning Commission revealed that 850,000 pregnant women and over 4,000 infants in the country lack adequate nutrition,” Chef Elijah Amoo Addo said.
“Food Banking is key in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, and Food for All Ghana is open to working with stakeholders towards accelerating Ghana’s effort in the attainment of the UN SDGs 1, 2 and 12 through food banking”, he added.
He called on other stakeholders and businesses to support food banking in Ghana.
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About SPAR in Ghana
The SPAR Brand in Ghana is licensed to EcoDi (Economic Distribution Company Ghana) which will utilise its existing infrastructure, including a distribution centre, to support the supply chain to existing stores and to small-scale producers. SPAR in Ghana will see the conversion of 17 existing supermarkets in and around the capital city Accra.