CANADIAN CHARITY, GlobalMedic, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture donated a number of food items to the Ministry of Education last Friday October 7, towards the Schools Feeding Programme which is being run by the Ministry of Education.
Volunteer with the charity, Kathy Rigby said their organization has been in the country for the last eight months organizing food donations which were given to families and communities throughout the country. Rigby said to date they have donated over 14,000 kits and are very excited to assist with the Schools Feeding Programme.
Minister of Education, Curtis King expressed gratitude on behalf of the Government and people of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. He said GlobalMedic is playing a significant role assisting in the process of providing nutritional meals to schools. Representative from the Ministry of Agriculture, Cleophas Glynn said they are pleased to be working with GlobalMedic to provide food to those in need. Glynn said they have made donations to various communities, soup kitchens and churches, and are happy to be moving on to schools. He noted that the Ministry considers the programme a success. GlobalMedic is a Canadian Charity whose mandate is to save lives by providing short-term rapid response in the wake of disasters and crises. The organization first responded to the needs of Vincentians in the wake of the eruption of La Soufriere Volcano in April, 2021 (API).