(CMR) Governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper, on Saturday (July 4) said that the volume of individuals requiring the assistance of the local food bank had declined since the reopening of some segments of the economy.
Roper made the revelation as he participated in an activation by the Cayman Food Bank at the 1st Assembly Church of God.
“Although numbers visiting have dropped since we reopened much of the local economy, 175 people still visited in the first hour and rely on the generosity of our community,” Roper said.
Despite the decline, Roper was sure to thank the organization which he said has been doing an excellent job in assisting residents, particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was heartwarming to visit the Cayman Food Bank at the 1st Assembly Church of God this morning to meet their volunteers and thank everyone for what they have done during the Covid crisis,” he added.
Roper further noted that the food bank was a “wonderful example” of CaymanKind.