This Christmas, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman donated CI$1,500 to the Meals on Wheels programme in lieu of gift baskets.
Rotary president Lori McRae, along with member Graham Pearson, presented the cheque to Beulah McField, head of the nonprofit food programme at the Teacher McField Community Centre on Wednesday, 22 December.
Ms McField, who was busy in the kitchen preparing meals all by herself for about 55 indigent and senior shut-ins in the George Town area, said she thought it was only fitting after the staff had worked extremely hard during the year that they should have the few days off before Christmas.
“We usually do a Christmas dinner but that was not possible this year because everyone has to work,” she said, thanking Rotarians for the donation.
Asked how the programme was coming along, Ms McField said times were tough for everyone and people were not donating as much to the programme.
She said they were desperately in need of volunteer drivers to deliver noon-time meals, especially in the eastern district. “Just a couple of hours out of your week will make a huge difference in the lives of our seniors,” said Ms McField.
She said she was hoping for the New Year that some generous person or the car rental agencies could donate a car. “It would really help us with delivering meals,” she said.
Meals on Wheels is run by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman with the assistance of the Government and the Rehoboth T.E. McField Centre, where the meals are prepared.
For more information on becoming a volunteer driver, contact the Meals on Wheels office at 949-3905, 916-5967 or by e-mail at [email protected]