The Loren at Pink Beach has announced that the meal programme they started with Butterfield to support Bermuda’s vulnerable population will be expanded from 500 to nearly 1,000 daily meals, and also extended until May 29.
A spokesperson said, “The Loren at Pink Beach announced that as a result of additional funds raised from the private sector and the extension of the necessary lockdown through to May 2nd, the meal programme initiated by the Loren and Butterfield to support Bermuda’s vulnerable population will be expanded to meet demand from 500 to nearly 1,000 daily meals and extended through to Bermuda Day on May 29th.
“Since the programme’s launch on April 1st, over 12,000 meals have been served to those in the local community and by Bermuda Day the total number is expected to be 50,000.
“The Loren wishes to thank Butterfield both for the financial commitment to the programme and for the dedication of time by its personnel to get the programme swiftly operational.
“The Loren would also like to extend an enormous thank you to Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd, Enstar Limited, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd and SIGCo Group for their substantial financial contribution to ensure the programme can continue to be funded until Bermuda Day.
“The Loren and its partners further wish to thank the churches that are delivering meals, including St. Peter’s Anglican Church; Bethel AME Church; St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic 2 Church; Christ Church, Devonshire; The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity; St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Cathedral; St. Paul’s Anglican Church; Eliza Doolittle Society; Mount Zion AME Church; and St. James Anglican Church.”
Stephen King, owner and developer of The Loren Hotel Group, said, “Bermuda is a very special island for its beauty and its community. We are fortunate that our partners in the private sector and the church community have come quickly together to help support the vulnerable.
“This is an incredibly challenging time for tourism, other industries and all the people of the island, but I am sure Bermuda will remain a prominent tourist and business destination as the recovery unfolds.”