Ogier has given $30,000 to Meals on Wheels in Cayman to assist the charity in its plans to open a new kitchen to provide free hot meals to seniors and the housebound in the West Bay area.
The new kitchen is planned in response to the waiting list of 150 people requiring Meals on Wheels’ services in Cayman, the majority of whom live in the West Bay area. The charity also plans to develop the space into a community center to host social gatherings for seniors and others experiencing social isolation.
“We are thrilled to receive this generous donation from Ogier for the West Bay Kitchen,” said Erin Bodden, general manager of Meals on Wheels.
“When I took up the post as general manager for Meals on Wheels just six weeks ago, it was overwhelming to learn of this waiting list. Receiving this significant donation is such an encouragement, and a huge step forward on the development of our West Bay kitchen.
“We thank Ogier for joining the Meals on Wheels fight to ensure that no senior goes hungry in the Cayman Islands.”
Teams of Ogier volunteers will also help paint the center and clear the yard in the build-up to its opening. “We’re pleased to be able to support Meals on Wheels in expanding their community services into the West Bay area,” said Ogier Partner Giorgio Subiotto.
“The charity not only presents a lifeline for the elderly and housebound in terms of providing nutritious meals, the volunteers also provide companionship and a friendly face which in itself is invaluable.”
News source: Cayman Compass