Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Saturday, 23 March 2019

The HIV/Aids Response Unit has received a kind donation thanks to the generosity of corporate citizen.

On Wednesday July 1st, as part of its Community Outreach Programme, the Royal Bank of Canada contributed a number of food items to the food bank of the National HIV/AIDS Response Unit.

Coordinator of the Unit, Nurse Julie Frampton was happy to receive the contribution especially at this time.

“It is really timely. We are really grateful. Most persons know that at this time, it is the end of the financial year and the food bank is very sparse. Those that will benefit from it will be pleased.”

Coordinator of the bank’s outreach programme, Bianca Payne says the bank is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community.

She says the initiative is simply about reaching out.

“This was a bank initiative. We had a One Million Acts of Good programme and this was staff’s way of appreciating and giving back to the community. It’s all about love and togetherness,” Payne said.                                                             

The National HIV/AIDS Response Unit Food Bank provides food to about 20 HIV/AIDS patients who are unable to support themselves.

The food bank is subsidized by Government while private and corporate citizens are encouraged to contribute.

The RBC held its own food drive to make that contribution to the National HIV/AIDS Response Unit Food Bank.

(HIV/AIDS Unit's Lester Guye accepts donation from Payne)

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