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'No one should go hungry @ Xmas’ - Lynette L. Harrigan

- Second Food Drive for Family Support Network by Rotary Club of Tortola
The Rotary Club of Tortola is helping Family Support Network with another food drive, this time for Christmas. Photo. Provided
Some of the donated items. Photo: Provided
Some of the donated items. Photo: Provided
Public Relations Director of the Rotary Club of Tortola Lynette L. Harrigan. Photo: Provided
Public Relations Director of the Rotary Club of Tortola Lynette L. Harrigan. Photo: Provided
More of the donated items for the food drive. Photo: Provided
More of the donated items for the food drive. Photo: Provided
Persons gave of their hearts and wallets towards the food drive. Photo: Provided
Persons gave of their hearts and wallets towards the food drive. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a Territory as blessed as this, and filled with so many warm and generous residents, no one should go hungry especially at Christmas, said Lynette L. Harrigan, Public Relations Director of the Rotary Club of Tortola.

For this reason, she said a group of volunteers teamed up to do their part to ensure that this goal was accomplished.

“No one in our Territory should go hungry because they cannot afford to purchase food. This is a strong belief of the Rotary family, and whilst we certainly subscribe to the old adage 'Give a man a Fish, and he will eat for a day; teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever', few among us need to be assisted until they can fend for themselves,” she said speaking with this news site today December 23, 2014.

"That is why we at Rotary Club of Tortola have been partnering with the Family Support Network (FSN) on this food drive. The second was done last week in the heart of the Christmas season,” said Harrigan.

The Rotary Club of Tortola kept a promise made in August 2014, to conduct another food drive for the FSN during the holiday season.

It all happened Wednesday and Thursday evenings of last week, December 17 and 18, 2014. Volunteers from the Elmore Stoutt High School, the FSN and the Rotary Club of Tortola, assembled outside local supermarkets where they greeted old friends, made new ones, and collected boxes of food to help feed needy families just in time for Christmas.

RiteWay Food Markets, Bobby’s Supermarket and One Mart were the locations where generous residents happily contributed towards the drive.

President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Henry O. Creque expressed a huge 'thank you' to the Virgin Islands community for again opening their hearts and wallets and giving to this cause; and wished everyone a safe, joyous and love-filled holiday season.

9 Responses to “'No one should go hungry @ Xmas’ - Lynette L. Harrigan ”

  • 123 (23/12/2014, 15:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    But what happens after xmas
  • shelia (23/12/2014, 19:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good works roatry
  • low pay (23/12/2014, 20:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    i have a job but still hungry
  • Tigress (23/12/2014, 21:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You might be surprised who is really hungry and dont have food on a weekly basis, individuals who you might think have it all. Just because they dont ask or look needy, but they are hungry and there is just not enough food for a day's eating. In an effort to save ones house and to keep electricity on the money is spent on that. What can these people do? I dont have a steady job, i am hungry 5 days out of the week, my cupboard is bare, fridge is bare (ice and sugar only) have 2 children what do i do. If you see me you will not believe but yes there are needy right among us
  • consistent (24/12/2014, 06:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No one should ever go hungry at any time.
  • Fern (24/12/2014, 06:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    yes it is all true what you say there should be food banks all the year round and may be these could be set up initially by the church organisation for the local areas. But the Overall Responsibility lies with the Governments to to legestate a good minimum basic wage and a welfare organisation.
    Merry Christmas to everyone
  • Heartfelt (24/12/2014, 09:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good work Rotary. This here bring tears to me. This the TOLA I know still have good people.
  • depoman (26/12/2014, 00:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Virgin Islands people are kind and will usually do the right thing..Never question feeding the poor..Always right.
    Virgin Islands advice from a local at:

    http://www.travelaskthelocals.yolasite.com


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