Food drive seeks one ton of food

The third annual Wheels 4 Meals charity ride kicks off on Sunday morning in an effort to collect more than a ton of food for the elderly.

Riders from the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association will ride from the Cayman Turtle Farm to North Side Public Beach to raise awareness and collect donations for Meals on Wheels.

Association president Keith Keller said the group had set its goals higher this year and wanted to be able to donate a ton of food.

“But if you really think about it, it’s not that large of a goal, a ton is [more than] 2,000 pounds,” Mr. Keller said. “Think of how many of our elderly and needy it would be able to feed.”

Residents can drop off nonperishable food items at donation bins at LIME locations, to the Saxon crew outside Kirk Supermarket, or to Cost-U-Less on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“The Meals on Wheels program is always looking for more volunteers,” Mr. Keller said. “Not only are you helping to provide a nice meal for the country’s elderly but also a bit of your time as companionship, and that in itself is invaluable to those going through their golden years.”

Riders need to donate a can of food to participate. Lunch and a t-shirt is also available for $25 and a $200 Cost-U-Less voucher and a LIME tablet will be raffled.

The ride will leave the Turtle Farm parking lot at 11 a.m. Registration opens March 29. Email [email protected] or phone Mr. Keller on 916-0088.

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