Staff of the Division of Culture in the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday donated much-needed hampers to the HIV Food Bank and vulnerable families.
During the handover ceremony, Minister with responsibility for Culture Senator Dr Shantal Munro-Knight said they worked hard to be able to donate the critical items.
“This is a part of our ongoing commitment in terms of our work with the HIV/AIDS Commission. The staff have been extremely diligent annually in making sure that we demonstrate that commitment very practically by having presentations to the Food Bank,” she said.
The donation comprised eight baskets, four of which will be given to vulnerable families.
“We wanted to make sure that as a division that yes, we will show our commitment to the HIV Food Bank but recognise as well that there might be other vulnerable families that we want to be able to show that care, that love, and support,” Munro-Knight said.
HIV Food Bank volunteer Kedlyn Morgan-Richards said the donation would go a long way in assisting people most in need.
“It is indeed [on behalf] of the more vulnerable that we can be here this morning to receive this. It is indeed a privilege that persons affected and infected would [benefit] from the great support,” Morgan-Richards said.
“On the behalf of the HIV Food Bank, we indeed say thank you, and it is a big thank you. We know at this time it’s a hard time, so it will indeed go a long way.” (SB)