Camana Bay launches 10th annual Christmas Give, benefitting Food Bank
Camana Bay is once again supporting the Cayman Food Bank through the Camana Bay Christmas Give, now in its 10th year. The Give is an annual charitable holiday initiative that benefits non-profit organisations through monetary and in-kind donations.
The Cayman Food Bank will celebrate three years of operating this Christmas season. The local non-profit organisation is home to the Cayman Islands’ central food bank that provides support to a number of organisations and individuals on island.
Naomi Law, Director at Cayman Food Bank, explained the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing operations of the Cayman Food Bank and the ongoing – and growing – need for the services it provides.
“In Cayman we have seen a huge increase in those who are in need, whether its food support or other financial support. The Cayman Food Bank operations increased from assisting 400 families per month to 3,200 families per month. Additionally, we were delivering 100 to 200 hot meals per day in response to the crisis. We are now consistently helping around 1,000 families per month. All funds raised through the Camana Bay Christmas Give will assist us with our support of the local community and ensure that people are not going hungry.”
Camana Bay Marketing Manager Christy Whittaker shared the importance of supporting those in need, especially during the holiday season. “The work that the Cayman Food Bank does in helping bring food to the tables of families in need during the holidays helps ensure a joyful holiday for all.”
Cayman Islands residents can support this worthy cause through a host of holiday events geared to providing interactive, family-friendly fun for all ages.
- November and December, all month long – Non-perishable food donations
- Friday, 11 December – Festive Dress Down Day for the Camana Bay community
- Saturday, 12 December – Santa Run
Non-perishable food donations
Visit the Camana Bay Visitor Centre from November 23 and throughout the month of December to leave your non-perishable food donations under the Christmas tree! While you’re there, collect a reverse advent calendar for suggestions on food items to donate and establish an evening activity.
Festive Dress Down Day
Members of the Camana Bay community will gather on the morning of Friday, December 11 for the annual Festive Dress Down Day benefitting the Cayman Food Bank. Community members are invited to don their favourite ugly sweater or pair of antler ears in exchange for a small cash donation to the Cayman Food Bank and join together for a merry photo on the Crescent, followed by celebratory milk and cookies. All businesses and individuals across the Cayman Islands are encouraged to host their own dress down day and donate to a worthy cause.
Get ready for a jolly jog for a cause around Camana Bay! The annual Santa Run is happening once more on Saturday, 12 December, starting at 6:30 a.m. Download the registration form at camanabay.com or pick up and pay for your registration at the Camana Bay Visitor Centre.
This is an ever-growing list of events so stay tuned to the Camana Bay Facebook and Instagram pages for further updates on the Camana Bay Christmas Give.