Local non-profit organisation Feed our Future received a significant boost this week when Frank Flowers, founder of the Flowers Sea Swim presented them with a cheque for $49,018.
Feed our Future, whose mission is to provide school lunches for children in need in Cayman schools, was founded in 2011 and this was the second year that the organisation has been the chosen charity for proceeds from the Flowers Sea Swim.
Feed our Future initially set out to help 100 children, but as the organisation has become better known, and as their reputation for confidentiality and credibility has grown, said Chairwoman Stacey VanDevelde, so has their scope. Feed our Future currently provides lunch for 170 children in schools in Cayman. The donation will cover approximately 40 per cent of their annual budget, she added.
“We believe in the work that Feed our Future is doing and the best investment we can make is in our youth. They are the future, so we must help them,” said Dan Burke, Finance Director of the Flowers Group.
“Feed our Future are easy to work with. There is a clear need for what they do, and we can see that the funds are going to where they are needed. With Feed our Future we are very satisfied that the funds are being managed properly,” added Mr Flowers.
The funds were raised through the registration fees paid by the 900 plus individuals who participated in the one mile sea swim.