Lions spearhead community food drive

| 22/09/2015
Cayman News Service

Lion Winston Hayle (right) with local family making a contribution to the drive

(CNS): The Lions Club of Grand Cayman held their first FoodPantry Drive at local grocery stores on Saturday, 19 September. The drive is a community-based programme that collects and stores food and household products for free distribution to people who have been assessed by local churches, schools and Government agencies to be in genuine need.

Regular drives, along with contributions from grocery and household-supply stores and the wider community, will assist in keeping the programme stocked.

Using collection barrels donated by the Cayman Water Company, people dropped off various items at Kirk Market, Hurley’s Supermarket, Priced Right, and Foster’s Food Fair at the Airport, Republix Plaza and Countryside Shopping Village.

The club’s social service committee chairperson, Lion Letitia Lawrence, said: “We are extremely pleased and grateful for the positive response to the launch of the FoodPantry Programme. The items collected will be used to provide benefit to the community, and in particular to the needs of the youth and the elderly.

“During the FoodPantry Drive, some persons contributed one canned good, others were able to contribute an entire bag of items. The important message here is that every one of us can make a difference to eliminate hunger in our community.”

The club specifically thanked Kirk Market, which promoted the drive in store and via social media, and also made a significant warehouse contribution. Hurley’s also supported their customers by identifying items of need within their store to guide contributions. In addition, Advantage Graphic Design donated all graphic and promotional materials for the programme.

The club will conduct quarterly drives as well as continually collect vendor donations to meet community needs.

For more information regarding contributions or requests for assistance, email the Lions Club of Grand Cayman


Category: Community, Donations, Service Organisations

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