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Some 1000 meals distributed in Districts 7 & 8 during holidays

Approximately 1000 persons in the Seventh and Eighth Districts were provided with holiday cheer via a delicious and balanced meal when Eighth District Representative and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) and the Eighth District Committee partnered with several churches in Districts 7 and 8 for the initiative.

“We recognise that the holiday season is about generosity and the spirit of giving and optimism and we wanted to not only provide for those families, but to also provide hope, especially to those families with children as they are being molded to become the future leaders of our Territory,” the Representative for the Eighth District said in a press release today, January 4, 2021.

According to the press release, Honourable Penn and the Eighth District Committee collaborated with several churches in the district for their holiday season initiative ‘Merry Meal To-Go’ food drive providing meals consisting of fish, meatloaf, ham, chicken, turkey, soups and salad, along with a variety of sides, treats and beverages.

The Eighth District Representative, according to the release, expressed his gratitude to the members of the Seventh Day Adventist Churches, Church of God of Prophecy Long Look, Church of God of Prophecy East End, and Church of God of Holiness East End who volunteered their time to assist with the food preparation for such a worthy cause.

Business community pitched in

The Representative for the Eighth District also partnered with several other giving establishments in the Territory to support those in need namely; OneMart, Nagico Insurances BVI, KNK Poultry Farm, E & M Mini Mart and Frozen Imports.

“We are grateful for the business community who contributed to this initiative as their generosity will greatly impact the lives of those in need and is an effective way to help build a stronger community,” Hon Penn said of the partnerships.

Adding, “It is through their kind contributions that our efforts were realised to ensure that the families and individuals, in districts seven and eight, who are most affected by the effects of COVID-19 were the prime recipients of the food drive during the holiday season,” Hon Penn concluded.

Successful initiative

The Merry Meal To-Go food distribution during the Christmas holidays was a success, drawing a huge turnout. Recognising the significant number of persons in need, the New Year 2021 saw another round of food distribution in the district, totaling three separate events.

Recipients of the Merry Meal To-Go food distribution initiative are residents of the following areas: Fat Hog’s Bay, Belle Vue, Hope Hill, Manchester, Long Look, East End, Greenland and Parham Town.


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