RUBIS St Lucia provides students with a healthy start to their day

RUBIS has partnered with Rise St. Lucia to ensure that students in need receive a nutritional meal before they go to school.

The charity’s newest programme, The Seaview Peanut Butter Pantry, recently received a $1000 donation from TeamRUBIS to assist with the provision of monthly hampers to less fortunate families in the community of Gros Islet so that parents can provide breakfast and snacks for their children. The programme will be implemented during May as the first deliveries go to families in need of assistance.

Dr. Venus Cherry, Chairman of The Seaview Peanut Butter Pantry explained, “Many people are struggling with the high cost of living and groceries, therefore the goal is to give 300 families hampers to assist them while they work to get back on their feet. This donation will assist these students with breakfast, a luxury for many of them.” He noted, “I would like to thank RUBIS for their generous donation and for continuing to prove that they care about the community as they continue to give back.” He added, “We admire all the work that you continue to do to support the community as many persons have benefited and will continue to benefit from your initiatives.”

Tamika Celestine, Assistant Accounts Executive, RUBIS, recalled, “When our team first received the letter for sponsorship we jumped at the opportunity as education and health are fundamental to us here at RUBIS. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is heartbreaking to imagine so many children going to school without.” She added, “RUBIS wants to assist students to learn and excel without having to worry about what they are going to eat and we are very happy that the The Seaview Peanut Butter Pantry started this initiative in Gros Islet.”