Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited partnered with Great Commission Ministries recently to provide grocery items to families in the Wulff Road community. Great Commission, a non-profit provides daily meals, clothing, shelter and other support to persons in the area, relies on the financial contributions of various donors to support its charitable work.
“Poverty is still a reality for too many Bahamians,” said Crestwell Gardiner, Fidelity Bank’s vice president, underwriting. “Charities that address this issue require constant and substantial support. Fidelity is happy to provide some of this support particularly as we enter the holiday season.”
Each grocery package contained a bag of rice, sugar, flour, macaroni and cheese, canned spaghetti, tuna, corned beef, sardines, canned mackerel and peanut butter. It is estimated that the contents would be able to feed a family of four for a week. Executives from the bank assisted in the distribution of meals and grocery to over 150 families including homeless persons, the elderly and children.
Bishop Walter Hanchell, president of Great Commission Centre along with the organization’s Minalee Hanchell, executive director, thanked Fidelity for its support and its hands on approach to community giving.