Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rotary Club of Freeport distributes food boxes to the elderly island-wide

Rotary Club of Freeport members packed food boxes for distribution from West End to East End.

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Freeport

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- This past weekend the Rotary Club of Freeport conducted an island-wide food distribution for the elderly exercise that extended from West End to East End. Living up to its commitment as a service club whose motto is “Service Above Self,” this donation it is hoped will assist those in need at this time and will help to lessen the burden in these tough financial times.

Rather than distribute the food packages during the Christmas holidays as so many other organizations do, it was felt that this gift would be more appreciated at a time when there is little chance that any other organization would be doing the same thing. With the downturn in the economy and the reality of the holiday bills now setting in, a donation at this time is most timely.

Over one hundred and fifty-five boxes of food were given out. This distribution complimented the pre-Christmas holiday donation of a ham or turkey that was given out in conjunction with the Northern Bahamas Council for the Disabled.

Assistance in these distributions came from persons and organizations including Mr. Preston Cooper, who assisted in East End district, and Mr. Dudley Seide of Outreach Ministry, who assisted in the Freeport/Pinder’s Point area.


Local community members in West End assist with distribution of the food boxes in that district.

Local community members in West End assist with distribution of the food boxes in that district.The Rotary Club of Freeport would like to publicly express a special thanks to those who assisted in the distribution of the food boxes, and also those who assisted in identifying those in need of these food parcels.

Photo 1: Rotary Club of Freeport members packed food boxes for distribution from West End to East End.

Photo 2: Local community members in West End assist with distribution of the food boxes in that district.

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