Rotarians have embarked on a food voucher programme to bring relief to approximately 400 people whose income has been directly affected as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Rotary Club of Antigua launched the three-month scheme this week – in conjunction with the Mill Reef Fund – targeting single parents and families with breadwinners who have lost their jobs.
The Club’s president Dr Vanetta Rodgers said, “We are extremely grateful to the Mill Reef Fund for agreeing to partner with us in this programme which will go a long way in assisting a number of persons and families who are in need of such support.
“Members of the Rotary Club in Antigua, community organisations, district clinics and churches have been encouraged to submit names of persons who could benefit from the food voucher programme.
“The list of applicants has been compiled and vetted by our steering committee which has assessed the needs of the respective applicants.”
Qualified individuals have been notified and arrangements made for them to collect the vouchers from the club.
The vouchers are valued at $200 each and are redeemable at Chase Distributors Ltd, Epicurean Fine Foods & Pharmacy, Cost-Pro and 1st Choice Foods.