Grand Cayman will now have access to a new centralized food bank ready to begin collecting and distributing non-perishable and processed meals to non-profit organisations, food pantries, food counters, and individuals who are in need throughout our communities.
The Good Samaritan Food Bank officially opened Thursday, 14th December with an opening ceremony at its headquarters located at Rosedale Warehouses, unit 11 at 51 Sleepy Hollow Drive.
The opening ceremony commenced with a ribbon cutting by founders Choppy Delapenha, Charles Boucher, Marie Eden, and Woody Foster and then we graciously accepted inaugural food deliveries made by Alok Singh on behalf of Progressive Distributors and Woody Foster on behalf of Foster’s Food Fair. We were thrilled to also in turn make the first official distribution of donated food items to Erin Bodden representing Meals on Wheels.
In addition, Corporate Electric presented a generous monetary donation in which we are greatly appreciative of. Guest speakers included MLA Dwayne Seymor and the President of Cayman Minister’s Association, Rev. Torrance Bobb. Noel Williams with William's Production was also present and shared the details of his upcoming NYE Concert which will support the Food Bank.
“A centralized food bank of this size will help us expand our outreach as we provide emergency food relief to those in need in throughout the island,” said Charles Boucher, Director of Operations for the Good Samaritan Food Bank. “In addition to our hunger relief efforts we are also deeply committed to providing nutrition education, and positive programming for youth as well.”
The Good Samaritan Food Bank will operate through ongoing food collection and hunger awareness programs. Stay tuned for hours of operation and volunteer opportunities.
To date, the food bank has partnered with Camana Bay’s Christmas Give and has been named one of this Christmas season’s benefiting charities. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to the continued and valued support of our communities!