Cayman Finance’s ‘Feeding the Frontline’ initiative served more than 450 meals to workers at the Health Services Authority over the Easter weekend. Supported by donations from its membership, Cayman Finance coordinated lunch deliveries for HSA staff over four days.
“A global pandemic can be a scary and anxiety-inducing time for everyone, but frontline health care workers face additional stresses at work and outside of it,” said Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott in a press release. “This is just one way that we were able to show appreciation for some of the essential workers putting in the hours to ensure our Cayman community is safe from the pandemic that is wreaking havoc around the world.”
Scott said the not-for-profit organisation would continue to work with its financial services members on more programmes to provide assistance where needs are greatest. “With the support and funding of our membership, we are also working on other initiatives designed to help those in need within the local community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the community has rallied around the healthcare sector since the pandemic reached Cayman. “We were grateful to receive these food donations which was well received in keeping healthcare workers fuelled for the long shifts on the frontline while they care for their patients,” she said. “All donations, big or small, go a long way in lifting staff moral by giving them a bit of respite during their day and allowing them to feel the direct support of the community.”
Conor O’Dea, chairman of Cayman Finance, added, “Having several family members involved in the medical field and many on the frontline in their countries, I know first-hand the importance of organisations like Cayman Finance showing compassion and support to those working to keep our community safe at this time.”