The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited says it has started the distribution of food items to households across the country to help them mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm said in a statement on Monday that the first phase of the NBC Food Relief Intervention would see over 2,000 households in 14 locations receive essential food items, including rice, noodles and cooking oil.
It said the intervention, which commenced on April 30 in Ota, Ogun State and Asejire, Oyo State, saw 300 beneficiaries receive foodstuff, with an additional 1,050 households to benefit in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Maiduguri, Makurdi, Warri, Enugu and Minna.
The NBC said 800 households each would also get relief packages in Benin City, Owerri, Challawa and Ikeja.
The social interventions and volunteering campaigns are expected to run through the end of the quarter, according to the statement.
Receiving some of the household supplies on behalf of 150 families in Ota, Ogun State, the Chairman of Nice Estate Community Development Association, Pastor Eric Gbibgi-Jackson, commended NBC for the gesture.