Island Gems donates food to Dorcos kitchen

Island Gems Charity Foundation recently donated US $500.00 worth of food to Dorcos Foundation for its soup kitchen. The kitchen shares space with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cole Bay.

The non-denominational foundation serves a vegetarian meals to 150 people every Sunday. The meals are served to people who go to the kitchen for a warm meal and to shut-ins, many of whom are elderly people.

Dorcos Foundation President Mavlet Gordon explained that a meat-free meal is offered to highlight the importance of eating vegetables and fresh products.

Island Gems Foundation President Alita Singh said the Gems are very supportive of community efforts that directly touch people. “The ladies of Gems are aware of the social needs of our island and seek out projects and efforts that work are lesser known, but are making a huge impact.”

The kitchen will be making fresh bread for delivery to its clients on Sunday, November 22. On that day, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, people can also head to the foundation and the church’s health day. The American University of the Caribbean Medical School and the Diabetes Foundation will offer a free health screening for adults.

Island Gems Charity Foundation is an all-women group. It raises funds to support community projects on both sides of the island at its only fundraising event – its annual themed gala dinner. The next gala dinner in Captain Oliver’s restaurant is on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The theme is “Caribbean Creole Night.”

Island Gems urge everyone to save the date and to start getting their best Caribbean Creole style outfits ready for the gala.