Kirk Supermarket and Pharmacy recently donated over $8,325 worth of groceries from their to two local charities to assist with programmes for feeding families island wide. Recipients were the Children and Youth Services Foundation and Meals on Wheels.
Children and Youth Services, a Government owned company which manages and operates the Bonaventure Boys’ Home and the Frances Bodden Girls’ Home, received $3,325. The two facilities cater to children and youths between the ages of 11 and 17, who are at risk and deemed to be in need of care and protection.
Angela Sealy, CEO, and Harcourt Wason, programme manager were both very grateful to Kirk Supermarket and Pharmacy and said that the funds will be used to subsidise the residents’ food budget and provide more healthy options. The Meal on Wheels programme, which received $5,000, started with Martha McField an elderly widow who began cooking for her elderly neighbours and friends back in the early 1990s. Later the programme was taken on by Rehoboth Ministries in partnership with Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. Together they grew it from its humble beginning of feeding 14 seniors three days a week to feeding approximately 170 seniors per day, five days a week, in three districts.
Kirk Supermarket and Pharmacy gives customers $2.50 of “Kirk Kurrency” for every $50 spent in the Supermarket on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week, redeemable against the customers’ next purchase. As part of their Support a Charity Program, customers are given the opportunity to donate their “Kirk Kurrency” to a charitable organisation and Kirk Supermarket & Pharmacy Ltd matches the value of these donations.
“We are very happy to support our local charities and our citizens in need” says Rosalind Robinson, marketing manager. “We extend a big thank you to our customers for their generous donations and for their continued support of Kirk Supermarket and Pharmacy.”