Restaurants support Meals on Wheels

In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, local restaurants have teamed to help feed the shut-in and elderly through a new fundraising initiative, ‘Team Up and Tip Up’.

Team Up and Tip Up supporters

From left, Team Up and Tip Up supporters Morgan DaCosta from HD Morgans, Luke McCoy from McCoys and Simone Marini from Café Med visit chef Marvalyn Lee at the Meals on Wheels kitchen on School Road, George Town. Photo: Supplied

The programme is supported by Café Med, Castaways, Coconut Joe’s, Eduardo’s, HD Morgan’s, McCoy’s and Ragazzi.

The participating restaurants will be including an envelope with the bill for the meal. Patrons can simply round the amount up to the nearest dollar and place the change into the envelope. The money will go towards the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Meals on Wheels programme.

‘The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman has been actively involved with Meals on Wheels since it was introduced in Cayman. Recently, they needed an industrial strength stove and the club was able to step forward and purchase this expensive piece of equipment,’ commented Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Vice-President Joey Hew.

Team Up and Tip Up will enable the Club to continue supporting Meals on Wheels and their continued efforts to feed those in need.

Coordinators of the programme hope that more restaurants ‘step up to the dinner plate’ and offer support.

‘When the Rotary Club approached us to participate, McCoy’s immediately agreed to help in whatever way possible. Team Up and Tip Up is a great programme that we are very proud to be a part of,’ said Luke McCoy, the restaurant’s owner.

‘The beauty of Team Up and Tip Up is that process is simple and easy and the donors get immediate satisfaction with knowing they helped feed those in need,’ he added.

Mr. Hew would like to see as many people as possible involved.

‘We encourage people to support these seven restaurants that have shown the spirit of helping the community, particularly relevant since they are helping feed people beyond the four walls in which they operate. We would like the patrons to remember that every little bit makes a difference and any amount contributed is greatly appreciated,’ Mr. Hew said.

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, formed and active since 1965, is the largest and oldest Rotary Club in the Cayman Islands. The club remains active in service by participating in community-based projects such as Cease Fire, Meals on Wheels, the annual Christmas Tree lighting, senior’s lunch on Boxing Day and tree plantings.

Restaurants interested in participating in Team Up and Tip Up can call Melissa Wolfe at 916-8335 or Joey Hew at 949-0055.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and their community programmes, log on to www.rotary.ky.

Where to go

Café Med – Galleria Plaza, West Bay Road (949-8669)

Castaway’s – Grand Harbour, Red Bay (947-3456)

Coconut Joe’s – West Bay Road across from the Marriott (943-5637)

Eduardo’s – Coconut Place, West Bay Road (945-4408)

HD Morgan’s – Mary Street, downtown George Town (946-6240)

McCoy’s – West Shore Centre, West Bay Road (946-8115)

Ragazzi – Buckingham Place, West Bay Road (945-3484)