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Feeding Program must continue says Foundation in Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 December 2012 00:00


Cornerstone Foundation is a humanitarian organization, which was founded as a non-profit one on July 18th, 1999. In 2005, Pamela VanDeusen and a group of other concerned women from the community initiated the schools’ feeding program that continues today. From her base in the U.S, Van Deusen writes the following:

At the beginning of 2000, a primary school teacher approached Cornerstone because a child had doubled over in pain in a class one day. The child’s teacher talked to the child and discovered that the girl had not eaten a meal in quite a while (over 24 hours) and that she was very hungry. The teacher was hoping we could feed the child. All Children deserve to eat a meal during the school day. The food program at Cornerstone has been a very worthy endeavor and has made a difference in the lives of many children.

The Cornerstone Feeding Program now serves some sixty-eight children at primary schools in the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Areas. The program itself caters to children from five to twelve years of age.

The Mini Fair on Saturday was reported to be a success. General Manager of the Cornerstone Foundation, Rita Defour would like to thank a number of persons and organizations who contributed to make the Mini Fair possible. She would like to thank Miriam Simpson, Miriam Rodriquez, the Espat and Bedran Families, for contributing items for sale at the Mini Fair. Rita Defour would also like to thank Blancaneux Lodge, La Popular Bakery and Bismilla Store for contributing towards the profit making at the Mini Fair. The Cornerstone Foundation plans to do another fund raising for its feeding program on February 14th, 2013.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:19