Friday 7 August, 2020

Governor volunteers with the Cayman Food Bank

The team of volunteers from the Cayman Food Bank received a special treat when they received a visit, from Cayman Islands' governor, Martyn Roper on Saturday. The governor met the team at the 1st Assembly Church of God and assisted with handing out groceries.

"It was heartwarming to visit the Cayman Food Bank at the 1st Assembly Church of God... to meet their volunteers and thank everyone for what they have done during the COVID crisis," said Mr Roper. 

According to the Cayman Food Bank's Fundraising Director, Naomi Law, The Cayman Food Bank provides "multi-day food and supply packages for over 700 people per week, many of whom are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic."

The expenses of the food bank are running in excess of $8,000 a week and as such, the charity is constantly in need of donations.

"The Food Bank [has] made an incredibly important contribution supporting our community," said the governor. "Thank you to Marie Eden, Phillip Hyre and Pastor Bobb and everyone I met for all that you do. We appreciate your devotion, care and compassion... Although numbers visiting have dropped since we reopened much of the local economy, 175 people still visited in the first hour and rely on the generosity of our community. A wonderful example of CaymanKind."

To donate to the Cayman Food Bank, visit https://www.caymanfoodbank.com/blog-1/author/Ways-to-Donate  

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