As the novel coronavirus continues to devastate parts of the world, and with Guyana being no exception, the GraceKennedy Money Services (Guyana) Ltd has partner with Grace Foods Latin America and the Caribbean to assist vulnerable institutions that have been impacted by the pandemic.
On Monday, GKMS donated packaged food items to the frontline workers at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and to the residents of Bless the Children Guyana orphanage. The packages contained canned and bottled items from Grace Foods, including meat and fish products which are distinctively Caribbean, as well as locally produced rice, flour, and other staples.
Troy Williams, Country Manager of GraceKennedy Money Services (Guyana) Ltd, said, “The company recognises both the untiring contribution of frontline workers in the fight against the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact the virus has had on orphanages and their residents.
“We are pleased to join in with the rest of corporate Guyana in doing what we can to assist, using our very own Grace Foods products,” he said.
In keeping with the COVID-19 guidelines, GKMS (Guyana) said it has introduced measures such as sanitising and social distancing during the pandemic, to ensure its staff and customers are provided a safe environment for conducting their transactions.
Most GKMS/Western Union locations nationwide have remained open since the COVID-19 outbreak, ensuring money can be sent quickly to loved ones.
Grace Foods has been a partner in many regional food drives in response to the overwhelming need to help feed families experiencing hardship during the pandemic. The company has been involved in regional food manufacturing, distribution, and sale since 1922.
Commenting on the donations, Stephen Sadler, Regional Manager of Grace Foods Latin America and the Caribbean, underscored that he was only too aware of the essential role Grace Foods plays in keeping societies functioning during these unprecedented times.
“We felt compelled to respond to the immediate needs of the members of the communities where we operate, while also heeding the increasing clamour for strengthening food security across the region beyond COVID-19,” he said.
GKMS has been registered and serving Guyanese as the exclusive agent of Western Union Financial Services – one of the most trusted Money Transfer companies in the world since 1992.