Scotiabank supports families through Cayman’s ARK donation
March 22, 2023 - Georgetown, Cayman Islands – Several families in the Cayman Islands will receive groceries and other household items following a recent cash donation by Scotiabank to the Feed Cayman Programme coordinated by the Cayman’s ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) charity. On March 9, the Bank presented a donation of $5,000 to this amazing charity which caters to vulnerable families. Sarah Hobbs, Managing Director, Scotiabank Cayman & Trust Ltd. said the donation is in keeping with bank’s commitment to the community and supporting Caymanians to thrive.
“Scotiabank is once again pleased partner with the Cayman’s ARK Foundation to assist the vulnerable members of our society. We understand how critical it is for families to be able to satisfy their basic needs and through this donation, we hope to positively impact the lives of these families and enhance their ability to contribute positively to society,” Hobbs said.
Tara Nielsen, Director, Cayman’s ARK, expressed sincere gratitude to Scotiabank and lauded the company for it’s continued support of the community. The most recent contribution brings to a total of $30,000, the amount donated by the Bank since 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ‘Feed Cayman’ program provides grocery gift cards to vulnerable families all year round, which affords them the gift of choice to determine what they receive. Rather than receiving bags of dry goods, the families can go to the store and buy fresh produce, meats and foods to enjoy,” Nielsen said.
“We are so grateful to Scotiabank for continually supporting us over the years, and especially our Feed Cayman program that is vital to so many families across the island. With this donation we can buy $5,000 worth of grocery cards so we can distribute to those in our communities for families to provide and cook food for their children,” she stated. According to Nielsen, Cayman’s ARK supports over 2000 vulnerable families year-round through various partnerships with private and public entities.