KFDA Guyana provides more COVID-19 hampers for Kingston, New Market St, Tiger Bay communities

– Banks DIH, Beacon Café among those supporting venture

Over the past several weeks, the Kingston Football Development Academy (KFDA) has reached out to some businesses and Kingston residents near and far on an initiative to help provide COVID-19 relief hampers for the Kingston, New Market Street, and Tiger Bay communities.
Some immediately answered the call including Banks DIH Ltd; Ramdeo Kumar, the CEO of Beacon Café; Kingstonians Sherry Ann Sankar (USA), Donna Ann Knights, owner of Donna’s Grocery Shop; Junior Forrester of KFDA and Andy Atkinson as part of their corporate and community responsibilities. This is KFDA’s fifth distribution of COVID-19 community food hampers to families.
Banks DIH Limited made a donation of Triskits Crackers to the Academy to assist in its food donation drive for residents affected by COVID-19.
Forrester thanked Banks DIH Limited and Beacon Cafe for responding to the Academy’s request for assistance towards the food drive that started June 12.
“We are grateful to Mr Stewart, a Kingstonian; and Banks DIH and Mr Kumar of Beacon Cafe for reacting to our request. We look forward to continued partnership in the future,” Forrester said.
On Sunday, July 5 at 17:00h, the KFDA team distributed 50 hampers to families in the Tiger Bay community. Overall, the KFDA has distributed 170 COVID-19 relief hampers.
The KFDA noted that it was very grateful to all the sponsors and contributors who have supported the initiative so far with timely donations in the midst of this global pandemic, including: Gregory Dean, CEO of Digicel Guyana; Carlton Joao, Marketing and Sales Executive of Banks DIH; Andrew King, CEO of Toucan Distributors; Christine Anita Jardim, CEO of The Outdoors Store and Pet Shop; Nickoli Peimo, Marketing Manager of SuperBet; Sherry-Ann Sankar (USA); Alex Bunbury (USA), founder of ABSAA Inc; Simone Gaskin Lashley (USA), CEO of Sim Concept Travel; Donna Ann Knights, Owner of Donna’s Grocery Store; Keiona Porter (USA); The Hennessy Family; Patricia Brown (USA); Ramdeo Kumar, CEO of Beacon Café; Junior Forrester, founder of KFDA; Malinda Lawrence; Andy Atkinson; Paul Persaud and Jeison Jackman.
The KFDA will not be posting on social media photos of anyone collecting hampers. But a few will be sent to sponsors privately. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the ongoing COVID-19 Kingston food drive, please contact 696-0658.
The KFDA is also asking persons to continue supporting these businesses. Another distribution exercise of hampers (50 in total) is planned for Sunday, July 12. For more information, individuals are asked to contact organisers Junior Forrester (592-696-0658), Andy Atkinson -(592 639 9542) or Aubrey Denny (592-698-7194).