By Johnson Adebowale

To mark International World Charity Day, one of the leading quick service restaurants in Lagos, Bukka Hut, has donated 100 packs of food to the Candlelight Foundation’s soup kitchen in Surulere, Lagos, to feed the less-privileged.

The donation by the food outlet has enabled the Candlelight Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of male children in society by feeding the hungry and restoring hope to many less-privileged people on the 2022 International Charity Day.

Since its establishment in 2017, the foundation said it has provided for over 1,000 hungry people, in line with its mission of catering to the poor and mitigating hunger via its soup kitchen in Surulere.

The foundation has also wooed eateries to support the cause of feeding underprivileged people.

At the event, which took place on one of the service days, beneficiaries collected the packs of food with excitement at the soup kitchen.

Commenting on the donation, the head of operations for Bukka Hut, Mrs. Victoria Oboh, said: “The International World Charity Day, otherwise called World Charity Day, is recognized by the United Nations and observed annually on September 5, with the aim of sensitizing people, non-governmental organizations, and stakeholders to help those in need by participating in philanthropic activities.

“As a way of supporting the cause of the celebration, Bukka Hut donated packs of food to the NGO, whose aim was to carry out a food drive to feed 200 persons.

“The donation was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions aimed at empowering people and giving back to society.

“Bukka Hut, as a people-centric restaurant brand, is an active participant in CSR initiatives geared at supporting communities and impacting lives positively. We aim to create a more compassionate and community-focused world.”

She further stated that the partnership with the NGO was a way of extending support for the physical and social needs of the male child, particularly those in the restaurant’s community, having acknowledged that there was some neglect for the demographic.

Speaking on the donation from Bukka Hut, the foundation’s executive director, Uzoamaka Okeke, expressed gratitude and thanked the restaurant and wished other eateries would emulate the gesture.

“We are very grateful to Bukka Hut for its donation to commemorate World Charity Day. We see this as the start of a new mutually beneficial relationship and we hope that they and other organizations like them find us a worthy partner for their CSR vehicle in the future,” she said.

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