NISE’s 100 days of improvement – 100% Bajan Food Drive for HIV/AIDS Food Bank via Scotiabank

Scotiabank’s Broad Street branch has committed itself to NISE’s 100 days of improvement campaign.

KEEPING IT LOCAL? A range of Barbadian-made food items were collected by staff and customers of the Scotiabank Broad Street branch to be donated to the HIV/AIDS Food Bank. The food drive was part of the branch's NISE 100 improvements challenge.

KEEPING IT LOCAL? A range of Barbadian-made food items were collected by staff and customers of the Scotiabank Broad Street branch to be donated to the HIV/AIDS Food Bank. The food drive was part of the branch’s NISE 100 improvements challenge.

The team at the Bank’s newly renovated flagship branch decided to focus their improvement initiative on their long-time charitable project – supporting the HIV/AIDS Food Bank. The branch staff added an extra twist to their food drive by challenging themselves to collect at least 100 food items that were made in Barbados.

“We wanted to make the challenge two-fold so in addition to supporting the food bank, which is something we usually do, we wanted to also support local manufacturers at the same time. Hence each staff member agreed to donate at least two items that were 100% Bajan,” said branch manager Steven Smith.

The staff met and surpassed their target in less than two weeks, gaining support along the way from customers who appreciated their focus and energy.

Bridgetown branch manager Steven Smith (second from left) and NISE CEO Kim Tudor (second from right) take a look through some of the food items collected for the launch of the branch's 100% Bajan food drive. Scotiabankers Vijaya Mahabir (left) and Charmaine Waterman (right) look on.

Bridgetown branch manager Steven Smith (second from left) and NISE CEO Kim Tudor (second from right) take a look through some of the food items collected for the launch of the branch’s 100% Bajan food drive. Scotiabankers Vijaya Mahabir (left) and Charmaine Waterman (right) look on.

The drive was endorsed by Kim Tudor, chief executive office of NISE who attended the kick-off of the initiative.

Fittingly, the items were handed over to the HIV/AIDS Food Bank during Regional HIV Testing Day which has been supported by Scotiabank since its start.

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Comments

add a comment

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.