TGI Cares Fund, an employee-led charity initiative of Tropical General Investments Group, is on a mission to provide one million meals to communities greatly affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.
The untold hardship brought on by the pandemic has left many people in our communities without a steady source of livelihood. TGI Cares Fund has been set up with the sole purpose of supporting communities during and beyond economic crisis, through the provision of food items.
Mr. Tominiyi Oni, Group Human Resources Director and Coordinator of TGI Cares Fund, expressed the desire of TGI employees to contribute their quota to the company’s efforts in Flattening the Curve in its immediate and surrounding communities, during the handover of food items to FoodClique Support Initiative – an organization that identifies and reaches out to the most vulnerable in our communities. He further stated “We are proud of our people who birthed this noble idea. These are difficult times so I am elated that my colleagues have pooled resources together to kick start this charity drive’’.
Receiving the food items on behalf of FoodClique Support Initiative, Bolajoko Fadipe expressed immense gratitude for the kind gesture. He described the donations as laudable and a welcome development. He further appreciated employees of TGI Group, promising proper distribution of the food items to the most vulnerable in low-income communities across the country.
In its first phase, two hundred and eighty thousand meals have been handed out to children, unemployed youth and women in particular in Lagos state. Phase two of the charity drive will extend to other communities in the northern part of the country.
Recall that the TGI Group had previously donated the sum of five hundred million naira (N500million) to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 intervention fund organized by the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), and food items for 2,000 families in Lagos, 500 families in Abuja, 500 families in Ogun and a donation of twenty million naira (N20,000,000) for an Isolation and Treatment Centre in Lagos, among others.
Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group is an international investment and holding company with diversified interests. Its corporate identity is based on respect for people, its communities and the natural environment as it continuously seeks to support its communities during and beyond challenging times.