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Food programme doubles to 1,000 meals a day

A food programme launched in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has doubled its meal output to 1,000 a day to meet demand.

The Loren at Pink Beach, backed by Butterfield Bank, has prepared more than 12,000 meals for seniors and other vulnerable members of the public since the start of the month.

Stephen King, the owner and developer of The Loren Hotel Group, said yesterday that the programme would be expanded and extended until Bermuda Day.

Mr King added: “Bermuda is a very special island for its beauty and its community. We are fortunate that our partners in the private sector and the church community have come quickly together to help support the vulnerable.

“This is an incredibly challenging time for tourism, other industries and all the people of the island, but I am sure Bermuda will remain a prominent tourist and business destination as the recovery unfolds.”

He thanked Butterfield Bank for its help and also highlighted the “substantial financial contribution” made by international businesses Aspen Insurance Holdings, Enstar, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings and the SigCo Group.

Mr King said the support would enable the programme to continue until May 29.

Staff at The Loren expect the total output of meals to have hit the 50,000 mark by the end of the scheme.

The food programme is run with help from St Peter's Anglican Church; Bethel AME Church; St Patrick Catholic Church; Christ Church, Warwick; The Anglican Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity; St Theresa's Catholic Cathedral; St Paul's Anglican Church; The Eliza DoLittle Society; Mount Zion AME Church; St James' Anglican Church; the Evening Light Pentecostal Church.

Supporting the vulnerable: Stephen King, of The Loren at Pink Beach (Photograph supplied)

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Published April 24, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated May 03, 2020 at 12:50 am)

Food programme doubles to 1,000 meals a day

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