Knapsacks and school supplies were
recently given to Cayman Island school children as an extra bonus in response
to the current economic downturn.
Foster’s Food Fair IGA handed out
$15,000 worth of goods to the Department of Children and Family Services and
Education Department officials, who began to make presentations to students in
the government schools.
One of the presentations took place
at the George Town Primary School on 16 September, where local representatives
from Foster’s and DCFS were on hand.
Foster’s managing director Woody
Foster said that the current economy has affected many families’ budgets and he
was motivated to help.
“We wanted to do something special
for the community to celebrate our supermarket’s 30th anniversary,” he said.
Mike Adams, the minister of
Community Affairs, thanked Foster’s for its generosity.
“Ministry has been getting requests
from families for help,” he said. “We
are grateful for partnerships such as this one with Foster’s which supplement
government’s resources and enable us to help more persons in need of assistance.”
Deanna Lookloy of the Department of
Children and Family Services, added that her clients are very grateful for the
“And I am sure that the primary
school students and their parents will be just as appreciative of the kind
gesture from Foster’s Food Fair,” she said.