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CableVision helps charity’s empty food bank

A food charity providing 2,000 meals a week to the Island’s needy has been given an emergency bailout by Bermuda CableVision.

The Eliza DoLittle Society recently sounded the alarm over empty shelves at its food bank — with director Margaret Ward saying demand had surged in recent years.

CableVision head Terry Roberson said the company, “devastated to learn of the dwindling supplies”, had given $5,000 to the Warwick-based charity, and organised a food drive among staff.

He said Cablevision’s heavily-used Washington Mall office would be used as a drop-off point for donations of food by customers.

“In fact, Bermuda CableVision will provide a $6 credit to the account of any customer who comes in with three non-perishable food items, and in addition, the customer will receive a coupon for a $5 video-on-demand movie.”

Thanking Mr Roberson and staff, Ms Ward called the initiative “a breath of fresh air”.

Non-perishable food in greatest demand includes pasta, canned soups, pancake mix, boxed cereals, juice boxes and peanut butter.

Donations can be dropped off at The Eliza DoLittle Society’s Centre on 40 Cobb’s Hill Road. The food drive at Cablevision’s Customer Care Centre is to continue for the next two months.

Useful website: www.elizadolittle.bm.

CableVision Bermuda stepped in to help The Eliza DoLittle Society with a donation and incentivised food drive, following a Royal Gazette story on Saturday. Margaret Ward, executive director of the Eliza DoLittle Society (left) is shown with society volunteers Althea Richardson and Delores Thompson CableVision general manager Terry Roberson and Terry Battersbee, Food Raising Coordinator, of the Eliza DoLittle Society.

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Published April 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm)

CableVision helps charity’s empty food bank

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