Tuesday 16 October marked World Food Day, a day to raise awareness for, and take action on behalf of, those who suffer from hunger as well as to promote the need for food security and nutritious diets for all.
In recognition of this important day Food for Thought co-ordinated various World Food Day activities in the community.
In the weeks leading up to World Food Day the charity ran a food drive, and received great support from Providenciales Primary & Middle School, International School of the Turks & Caicos Islands & Caicos, and British West Indies Collegiate, as well as a few considerate members of the public. Food collected from the drive was subsidised by a food order, kindly provided at cost by Quality Food Centre.
On World Food Day itself, this past Tuesday, Food for Thought in collaboration with Nutrition in Demand prepared a number of hampers to be delivered to families in the Provo community who would benefit from the assistance. In addition, the team set up a distribution point at the Edward Gartland Youth Centre whether several families came to fill shopping bags with perishable and non-perishable groceries.
Food for Thought would like to thank: Tamika Handfield of Nutrition in Demand, Roxann and the Edward Gartland Youth Centre staff for all their help and for hosting the distribution, Adina of Graceway Sports Centre, Captain Miller of Salvation Army, the schools who participated in our food drive, Dove Security, and as always George and the team at Quality Food Centre for the ongoing and unwavering support.
Also on Tuesday, Food for Thought announced the winners of its World Food Day Poster Competition. Students of Provo were asked to participate in creating an imaginative poster which illustrated their idea of the World Food Day tag #ZeroHunger.
The talent was impressive and it was a tough job to choose the best posters out of the dozens of wonderful pieces of art submitted by five Provo schools from students aged between 6 and 15. The deserving winners were lucky enough to have some really great prizes donated from the following generous local businesses: Do It Centre, Unicorn Bookstore, Playland, Konk and Turkberry! Thank you all!