Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation Donates to Feed our Future
Pictured L to R: Jeana Ebanks, Director, Feed our Future, Frank Balderamos, Director, Feed our Future; Stacey VanDevelde, Chairwoman, Feed our Future; W. Bro. Donnie Forbes, President, Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation, W. Bro. Dave Scott, Charity Steward, Brac Lodge No. 9470 and W. Bro. Geoff Scholefield, Treasurer, Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation.
The Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation (“CMCF”) continues to support Feed our Future (“FOF”). W. Bro. Donnie Forbes presents a cheque for KYD $15,000 representing the CMCF’s annual donation to the charitable organization.
Feed our Future was founded in 2011 and is a registered Non-Profit Organisation in the Cayman Islands. It is a 100% volunteer run organization and has a very simple mission, which is to provide children in need regular and dependable access to healthy meals so that they can lead healthy and productive lives. The FOF Board of Directors remain focused on confronting the national issue of hunger and providing a tangible safety net and solution that empowers many children in the Cayman Islands. Feed our Future has developed different programmes to ensure every donation dollar is maximized. Examples being, its school meal programme which has serviced over 200 children in the Cayman Islands annually since 2011 offering up a lifeline and providing a sense of relief to struggling families. Additionally, its “Recipe for Summer” aims to bridge the 8 to 9 week gap that summer presents for up to 100 children who rely on a subsidized meal at school. Feed our Future has also developed life skills workshops to benefit the parents and children. These include ‘Cooking Matters’ and ‘Shopping Matters’ and most recently ‘Wellness 101’. For more information please visit http://www.feedourfuturecayman.org
The Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation was created in 2009 with the intent of providing a collective body of and for Freemasons in the Cayman Islands to provide meaningful support of the youth in our community. Since 2012 the CMCF has provided that support through its annual contribution to FOF. The CMCF is funded by the annual charity collections from the majority of the Lodges and Chapters in the Cayman Islands including: Cayman Lodge No. 8153; Brac Lodge No. 9470; Cayman Holy Royal Arch Chapter No. 8153; Cayman Keystone Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1618; Cayman Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 1618 and generous direct donations from the brethren.