Chamber Members & Secretariat solicit donations for HIV/AIDS Food Bank

Charity coordinator Eudene Wright loads van with Driver Darion Wickham

Charity coordinator Eudene Wright loads van with Driver Darion Wickham

The Secretariat of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry have been collecting non-perishable goods for the HIV/AIDS Food Bank from late October to early December, they made their delivery the week before Christmas – helping the food bank replenish with enough supplies only to the end of January.

All members of the Chamber were invited to contribute various items like toothpaste, canned goods, pasta, boxed-juices and other similar foodstuffs and toiletries.

The donations were coordinated by Sr Accounts Admin Eudene Wright, who noted that the major contributors to this initiative were Signia Financial, Platinum Offshore Management Services and TMR Services.

The goods were ferried safely to their destination with the assistance of Alamac Trading, by one of their drivers – Darion Wickham – who went above and beyond the call of duty in collecting and ferrying the goods in addition to his usual rounds at this busy season.

Eudene Wright officially hands over necessities to Food Bank Mgr, Ms Donna Barker

Eudene Wright officially hands over necessities to Food Bank Mgr, Ms Donna Barker

Food Bank Manager, Ms Donna Barker, expressed her wish to see more Barbadians follow the Chamber’s example of organizing similar donations, even going so far as to “Adopt-A-Shelf” where companies can select an item and amount and look to donate that target each month. Ms Barker says staffing resources are critical and volunteers for answering phones and chauffeur duties would be considered immediately if offered.

The Chamber enjoys being able to give back to the community, and they remind everyone to do their part to help the HIV/AIDS Food Bank and call them at 467-9399.

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