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Meal kitchen receives well-needed pots

Published:Thursday | December 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM
From left: Rose Miller, grants manager, JN Foundation; Shirley Sutherland, meal kitchen coordinator for the Gospel Hall welfare ministry; Nichola Kesson, operations supervisor, Jamaica National Michi MoneyShop; Gloria Henry, meal kitchen volunteer; Elder Owen MacDonald, head of the Maverley Gospel Hall welfare ministry; and Claire Moore gather for a photo opportunity following the donation of two pots to the welfare ministry's meal kitchen. - Contributed

The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation and the JNBS Michi MoneyShop recently presented two well-needed pots to the Maverley Gospel Hall meal kitchen to aid in the preparation of meals for the indigent residing in Maverley and surrounding areas.

Executed as part of the Marverley Gospel Hall welfare ministry, the meal kitchen is open weekly on a Wednesday and caters to 150 persons.

Nichola Kesson, operations support officer at the JNBS Michi MoneyShop, said the donation came out of a Post for Action initiative between the JNBS Foundation and several MoneyShop locations.

"Our members and customers were asked to post community projects they identified as being in need of assistance. And at the end of the period, we chose the meal kitchen, as it was impacting on the lives of people in difficult circumstances, by providing healthy meals from a meager budget," Kesson explained.

Expressing gratitude for the support, Elder Owen MacDonald, head of the welfare ministry, said the additional pots will help to increase efficiency and service to the growing number of persons who rely on the weekly provisions.

CAPTION - From left: Rose Miller, grants manager, JN Foundation; Shirley
Sutherland, meal kitchen coordinator for the Gospel Hall welfare
ministry; Nichola Kesson, operations supervisor, Jamaica National Michi
MoneyShop; Gloria Henry, meal kitchen volunteer; Elder Owen MacDonald,
head of the Maverley Gospel Hall welfare ministry; and Claire Moore
gather for a photo opportunity following the donation of two pots to the
welfare ministry's meal kitchen.  - Contributed