Over the last few months, the ties between charities have been made stronger as they worked together to ensure that needs across the community have been met, especially to the challenged and the most vulnerable.
When doors to Sunrise Adult Training Centre closed due to suppression regulations, Manager Kim Voaden quickly moved into action to ensure that the adults who attend the Centre would have access to the lunch meals that they would typically enjoy during the day at the centre. Sunrise Adult Training Centre provides vocational training and therapeutic programmes to adults with disabilities. Mrs. Voaden reached out to Meals On Wheels for support and MOW General Manager, Jennifer West did not hesitate to ensure that no less that 50 hot meals were provided each week to the adults of Sunrise.
With increased demands for food security, many restaurants and hotels quickly asked Meals on Wheels how they could help, it was that kindness made partnership between entities possible.
Thanks to the generousity of Mise en Place, Tillies at Palm Heights, Island Taste, Treats Restaurant, Chef Sheri Hillman, The Ritz Carlton, Ragazzi Restaurant, all the clients of Sunrise Adult Training Centre were able to enjoy hot meals when they were visited by staff and volunteers.
When Chef Sheri Hillman found herself without work due to the closed tourism industry, she took her skills and donated hearty soups and stews each week to Meals On Wheels and quickly adopted the Sunrise adults to receive meals.
Treats Restaurant provided a hot lunch large enough for the clients to share with their families, hot soups and fresh bread, this kind of meal became two for families! Treats contacted Meals On Wheels to offer their support when they realised the need increased need for meals in the community thanks to a staff member who volunteers for Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels is a registered nonprofit that depends entirely on the generous support of the community in order to provide free hot soups and nutritious meals to seniors, disabled, inferm and homebound persons in all 5 districts of Grand Cayman every day.
For information on how to refer someone for meals, to volunteer or to make a donation, please contact Meals On Wheels on 769-1974, 546-8886, Info@mealsonwheels.ky or visit them on the Web at www.mealsonwheels.ky