The Rotaract Club of Grenada has pledged its support to curbing hunger across the tri-island state.
The club, which is a non-profit community service organisation, conducted its Annual Food and Distribution drive providing 80 under-privileged homes in Telescope and Seamoon with much needed food items.
The food drive which was deemed one of the most successful in recent years, saw the club members visiting individual homes and families while distributing the food hampers.
It was also an opportunity for the group to visit rural areas of the country and other communities which they ultimately serve in their charitable work.
The food items ranged from staple goods such as rice, flour and milk to toiletries and snacks.
All items were collected at various supermarkets across Grenada and patrons were eager to contribute to the noble initiative.
One of the recipients and resident of Seamoon thanked the club for their kindness.
“I wasn’t expecting it. But I am thankful for the help” she continued by saying, “I have four children and I’m not working so this will go a long way.”
The Annual Food Drive and distribution is coordinated heavily by the Community Service Committee of the Rotaract Club.
Director of the Community Service Committee, Terrie Ann Niles said she was pleased with the outcome of this year’s drive.
“All eighty six (86) families/individuals were very grateful to receive those food hampers. We also asked the recipients to fill out profile forms which provide data such as employment status, medical condition and educational background. This data would be used as input to plan future projects. We really appreciate all those who contributed generously”, she added.
President of Rotaract, Kira Bailey, said the club aims to continue the food drive with the hope to intensify its reach in the future.
“The food drive truly gave us a better appreciation for what we have and strengthened our drive to further assist vulnerable communities in any way we can”, she remarked.
The Annual Food Drive of The Rotaract Club of Grenada is just one out of a number of similar activities orchestrated by the club.
The Rotaract is in the process of preparing for the handing over ceremony of their Book Drive (conducted in October 2014) and their upcoming International Extravaganza in June.