Last week, when our Irma Relief breakfast supplies arrived, we truly had the support of our caring community in getting the food out to the government schools.
Our fantastic new team member Tara delivered over 8,000 Nature Valley granola bars to the British West Indies Collegiate, in addition to the thousands of Nutrigrain bars and Dole fruit cups delivered by our partner (and favourite supermarket) Quality Food Centre.
Supplied with the food, as well as many, many cardboard boxes, tape and shipping labels, the British West Indies Collegiate sixth form students – supervised by superstar Tessa Rankin – set about sorting, packing and labeling dozens of boxes in their free time after school and over a lunch break. Turkberry kindly donated lots of tasty donuts to keep the students’ energy levels up during the process!
Once the food was ready to be distributed we called on our wonderful little army of volunteers to pick up all the boxes and deliver them to the government schools in Provo, and to our shipping partners Tropical Shipping TCI and Lew 1 Shipping for transportation to North and South Caicos, and Grand Turk.
And we’ll have to do it all again next week when the milk arrives!