The board of directors of Cayman Islands Meals On Wheels on Thursday announced the appointment of Jennifer Lenora West as the charity’s new general manager.
West will provide day-to-day oversight of programme operations, which include a small staff, 100 volunteers and four kitchens that are contracted to provide free hot and nutritious meals to seniors and physically challenged members of the community, according to a press release. Meals on Wheels serves 245 meals daily to seniors.
“I am excited to work closely with the board of directors and stakeholders in order to build community awareness and raise funds to ensure that no senior goes hungry,” said West in the press release. ‘When we think of Cayman, we don’t often consider poverty or need, but many of our seniors would not have access to a hot nutritious meal if it weren’t for the work of Meals on Wheels and the community that provide funds and time to make it all possible.”
The press release noted that West holds a bachelor of science from Toccoa Falls College School of Christian Ministries in youth ministries, with a minor in outdoor leadership, and she is pursuing a master of science in human services from Post University.
She has more than 15 years’ experience working within the non-profit field locally and in Latin America, North America and Europe. A native of George Town, West attended Cayman Prep and High School, Cayman Islands Middle School and is a graduate of John Gray High School.
West said that one of her top priorities is developing awareness through education about the needs of seniors in the community, as “they were once the pillars of our country and it is important to me as a Caymanian to give back to them as they have given so much to us”.
For information on how to get involved in Meals on Wheels, visit www.mealsonwheels.ky.