Elderly and unemployed persons with limited resources benefited over the weekend, islandwide, from the second annual Food Drive and Fundraiser held at Fosters Food Fair and Hurleys Supermarket by the Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries organization (ASi).
The Food Drive and Fundraiser, branded “Connecting and Sharing” was the second Annual Food Drive held by ASi to provide food baskets for the less fortunate members of the society. Food solicited at supermarkets from generous shoppers was handed over to the Community Services Director, Pastor Wesley Nyack, who, together with his team of Community Services Leaders, started distributing baskets on Sunday, December 15, 2013, says ASi President, Annie K. Price.
The Food Drive, held November 23rd to December 7th at all Fosters Food Fair Stores with additional days at Hurley’s Supermarket, has been a most rewarding experience with an overwhelming response from the public, says Ms Price. Shoppers maybe on a tight budget, but they gave nevertheless, knowing that their generosity will reap bountiful blessings. Amongst coins collected was found a silver pendant with a cross in the center and the word “Blessings” written on it. God has truly blessed the people of the Cayman Islands who in turn continue to given willingly to those in need. ASi volunteers were commended by members of the public for giving their time and efforts to such a worthy cause and those who were not in a position to offer food items made donations.
Rohan Riley, past ASi President and current distributor of LASCO products in the Cayman Islands, swelled the baskets with a very generous donation of food items.
At distribution, recipients expressed their gratitude and before parting prayers were offered for the donors, the participants and the beneficiaries. “Keys To Happiness” a booklet containing the main ingredients for a happy life was added to the food basket.
ASi and the Community Services Department of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church expresses thanks to all donors, supporters and promoters. Because of their kindness, many will be blessed during the seasonal celebrations. God Bless all who participated in this great effort and those who kindly gave to help others in need.