Students at Grace Christian Academy in West Bay collected canned goods and non-perishable items for those within the community who are in need.
The collection of tinned and dried foods and toiletries will be distributed by the Cayman Food Bank and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens to struggling local families.
“We thought if people do not have much, then someone needs to give them more. I wanted to be that person, “ said pre-kindergarten student Cosmo Ledger. “When my mummy and daddy went shopping, I told them to buy more food for those people,” Ledger added.
“I wanted to bring in food because I feel it’s unfair that some people have to live in poverty,” said Grade 5 student Alexander Powell, who added everyone should share the same rights to having food, a roof over their head and basic medical supplies.
“I did my bit because I wanted to help the community grow and make them happy,” Powell added.
Student Adria Ebanks said she brought in the food to help those in need because people often forget about these people who need food and other supplies. “I thought they needed help and I decided to step up and bring in items for them.”
“Hopefully another one will be organised next year as we hope to make this an annual event for the school,” said teacher Mercedes Foy.
She said students from PreK to Grade 12, staff and parents were very generous with their contributions to the worthy cause.
Tonita Powell, president of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens thanked the school for the generous donations.
Caption: Students at Grace Christian Academy with foods and toiletries collected for Cayman families in in need.