Last week, more than 1,600 Christmas Dinner Packages were delivered to families in need, right in time for the holidays, thanks to a feeding initiative spearheaded by AML Foods Limited.
The company partnered with The Bahamas Red Cross in Grand Bahama and The Salvation Army, Hands For Hunger and the Bahamas Feeding Network in New Providence for the Feed 5000 Families project.
The goal was to distribute five thousand $40 dinner packages to families throughout New Providence and Grand Bahama by Christmas day. To jump-start the giving, AML pledged $20,000 and challenged their staff, corporate Bahamas and the general public to donate as well. In the end, the initiative raised over $63,500 and helped to feed some 1,600 families in need.
“This project was important to us because we are committed to doing our part to help eliminate hunger in the communities that we serve,” says Renea Bastian, VP of Marketing and Communications at AML Foods Limited. “Hunger does not take a holiday, and at Christmas we know that food is an integral part of celebrating the season, so we wanted to make it easier for families facing financial hardships to still gather together and enjoy a holiday meal.”
Bastian went on to explain, “Our loyal customers came through in a major way and supported the initiative in the stores. Our efforts were further strengthened by corporate partnerships with the Tribune and Radio House who donated free newspaper and radio advertisements. Additionally, Insurance Management and Summit Insurance donated $5,000 and Odyssey Aviation donated $4,000.”
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us, making this project a huge success, especially for the families,” says Gavin Watchorn, President and CEO of AML Foods Limited. “Even though we fell short of our initial goal of feeding 5,000 families, we are still very proud and happy that we were able to raise over $62,500 and helped over 1,600 families.”
Published Thursday, December 29, 2016