Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda CableVision today announces the results of the latest wave of its “Open Hands, Loving Hearts” food drive.

In partnership once again with Bermuda schools, the food drive has collected twelve full barrels – each weighing in at 300 – 400 pounds – of non-perishable food items for donation to local charities that run feeding programmes for Bermuda’s less fortunate.

CableVision CEO Terry Roberson thanked all those who helped with the recent campaign: “We are so grateful to the children for participating with such steadfast commitment. They are demonstrating a deep understanding, early in life, of what it means to help your neighbour.  We would also like to thank the parents and all the teachers and school officials who have assisted us in so many ways to make the food drive successful.”

Rollin Nathan, Bermuda CableVision’s sales manager and key organiser for the food drive, says, “Following on the success of our efforts last year, which included two family-oriented concerts to benefit the Food Drive, we were delighted to partner once again with Bermuda’s schools over the past several weeks to collect an impressive amount of food to help re-stock the pantries of local charities and food banks. The children have shown that their hearts are in in the right place, and it is truly inspiring to see them participate with such generosity and love.”

Bermuda CableVision launched its “Open Hands Loving Hearts” food drive in April 2013. Since then, dozens of schools and several businesses and churches across Bermuda have participated ­– along with the general public – and literally tons of food items  have  been placed in CableVision’s “big blue barrels” around the island.

CableVision has distributed the twelve barrels of food collected since May to the Eliza Dolittle Society Food Bank, which was an early recipient of assistance when the food drive was first launched.  The Eliza Dolittle Society Food Bank also works with other local organisations who are running feeding programmes, so the food reaches those most in need.

The schools that participated in this latest campaign are:

T.N. Tatum Middle School

Gilbert Institute

Francis Patton Primary School

Cedarbridge Academy

Harrington Sound Primary School

Paget Primary  School

Sandys Secondary  Middle School

West End  Primary School

West Pembroke Primary School

Whitney Institute Middle School

Mount Saint Agnes Academy

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