Volunteers sell iced coffee to help Meals on Wheels

A small team of volunteers are selling iced coffee in hopes of raising money for Cayman’s Meals on Wheels programme. They will be serving beverages Wednesday to Saturday morning out of a stand in the parking lot next to the Compass Centre.

“Everyone needs coffee in the morning, and we’re trying to help them get their fix,” said volunteer Bob Schultz, adding that the fundraiser is a response to the recent break-in at the Meals on Wheels headquarters.

“They lost quite a bit of food and personal items due to a burglary at Meals on Wheels. We approached them about doing a fundraiser for them, and they were all for it,” volunteer Jack McLean said.

Mr. Schultz and Mr. McLean, along with another volunteer, will man the stand from 7am to noon Wednesday to Saturday. They are offering 16-ounce iced mochas and iced lattes for $3 apiece, with all profits going to Meals on Wheels. The drinks are made from a blend of Cuban and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffees, cold-brewed for 24 hours, and mixed with the customers’ choice of almond milk or regular milk.

Mr. Schultz said the cold-brewing process makes for a less acidic coffee with more caffeine. The iced coffees are served in eco-friendly cups and lids made from corn and sugar, which will biodegrade in the landfill.

If the Meals on Wheels fundraiser is successful, then the volunteers could potentially host similar fundraisers in the future for other not-for-profit organisations.


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Volunteers Bob Schultz and Jack McLean set up the tent Tuesday in preparation for their Meals on Wheels iced coffee fundraiser outside the Compass Centre on Wednesday to Saturday mornings. – Photo: Patrick Brendel

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