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Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

A group of five people between the ages of 25 and 30 have decided to put their time and effort to good use. They’ve collaborated with the St. John’s Cathedral Soup Kitchen, currently ran by the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC). Those persons, Melhem Hernandez, Wesley Downs, Coretta Munnings, Anthony Coleman, and Kristoff Nicholson, have founded the Four Fathers Foundation (FFF). The foundation acts as an assistance of the already existing soup kitchen, which has been in operation for approximately a decade.

One of the members of the Four Fathers Foundation is currently employed at ACC and spoke to the women of the soup kitchen, who agreed on collaboration. According to the FFF, society has turned a blind eye to the soup kitchen and they felt that it was their place to do something about it. While the FFF is yet to be officially registered, they are operating at full steam ahead in the interim, having only been founded at the start of the year. They are set on improving the lives of the less fortunate as some of the members were born and grown on the south side of Belize City but still had a chance to experience a more affluent life. “Growing up on the south side of Belize City and attending schools such as Holy Redeemer Primary School and Saint Johns College, most of the group’s members experienced the best of both worlds as we were among the less fortunate and even the more affluent members of society, daily.” They would always discuss initiatives to give back to the community when they become more fortunate and beat the odds of the environment they each grew up in. It was “with this in mind that we all finally came together and formed the ‘Four Fathers Foundation’ and officially had an outlet through which we could give back.”

For their first initiative, they pleaded with persons via various social media platforms to donate basic items mainly including vegetables, oil, and rice. Those donations were and will continue to be used to feed hundreds of persons who show up on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The group says that their first initiative was met with overwhelming support from family members, friends, strangers, coworkers, and even some businesses. For future endeavors, the FFF welcomes any form of assistance and their members can be contacted via their official Facebook accounts.

“When it’s all said and done, the members of the Four Fathers Foundation are not seeking notoriety from their efforts but would simply like to spread peace, love, and prosperity among the people we encounter.” Efforts like those of the Four Fathers Foundation are appreciated and should be encouraged. They extend their thanks to the staffs of Infotel, Heritage Bank, and anyone else who has supported their first charity initiative.