Taste of Cayman raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels

| 30/11/2017
CNS Local Life

Some of the Meals on Wheels volunteers

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels has been selected as the official charity of the 30th annual Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival anniversary festival, set for Saturday, 27 January 2018 at the Festival Green, Camana Bay. Every year, the festival supports the local community through a charity raffle, with funds raised split between the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) and the charity of choice.

Meals on Wheels provides free, hot and nutritious meals to senior citizens in need, the homebound and the disabled all over Cayman, allowing people to retain their self-worth and independence, stated a press release. With more than 100 volunteers, who deliver the meals Monday through Friday, these visits also help reduce loneliness and bring the community together.

Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, CITA executive director, said the association is excited about the partnership between the festival and the charity. “With the upcoming Taste of Cayman representing 30 years of the festival, it is fitting that we support Meals on Wheels, a charity which is not only food focused, but does an amazing job of helping and bringing together Cayman’s community,” she said.

Erin Bodden, general manager of Meals on Wheels, added, “At Meals on Wheels, we are committed to enhance the lives of those we visit, helping them maintain independence, as well as encourage hope and wellbeing through our volunteer programme. Being Taste of Cayman’s official charity for 2018, we hope to spread awareness of what we do, as well as using the money raised towards helping others in the future.”

Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 at participating outlets, at Meals on Wheels’ office at Trafalgar Place and at the festival on the night. The grand prize is round-trip airfare with Cayman Airways, accommodation and a pair of tickets to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami, Florida.

Other prizes include restaurant vouchers, spa experiences, hotel stays, activities, tours and tickets to events and attractions.

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