The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has donated to charitable group Feed our Future Cayman as a start to the new year.
Each year, the staff of the aviation authority makes an effort to donate to a local charity. During the past, the authority has donated money, gifts, supplies and household goods to a variety of organisations.
The details of the donation were not disclosed.
Nicoela McCoy, deputy director general of the aviation authority, said, “Each year during the holiday season staff members conscientiously make a decision to reach out and help others in our community. This year with the keen efforts of staff member Dion Bodden, the decision was taken to collect monetary contributions for Feed our Future Cayman, which assists school-aged children whose families are financially challenged and who are in need of nutritious meals.”
“Collectively we believe that we can make a difference and help improve our local community,” Ms McCoy added.
Stacey VandeVelde, chairwoman of Feed our Future Cayman, said, “The New Year is a time for renewed energy and hope for many of us. But for the children in our community who face hunger day in and day out, this time of year is no different. Hundreds of children in the Cayman Islands are struggling with hunger. Feed our Future, along with concerned citizens like CAACI are working together to connect children in need with nutritious food. Through the generous support of the CAACI management and staff we are able to ensure that a child who does not have enough food to eat at home is receiving a healthy meal at school and is ready to learn.”
Feed our Future Cayman is a nonprofit association founded in 2011 by a group of professionals who became concerned on the growing issue of childhood hunger in the Cayman Islands. The primary mission is to solve childhood hunger and to support intellectual nourishment in the Cayman Islands.
For additional information please see their website at www.feedourfuturecayman.org