January 11, 2016
Brenda Dean, Group Financial Controller AML Foods Ltd. presents Philip Smith, Executive Director Bahamas National Feeding Network with a $2500 gift card. The donation, part of a larger $25,000 initiative - $5,000 donated by each of its foods outlets Solomon’s, Solomon’s Fresh Market, Cost Right Wholesale Club, Domino’s and Carl’s Jr. – was made to ten charitable organizations in New Providence and Grand Bahama. (Photo by Cay Focus Photography.)
AML Foods Limited, the parent company of food outlets Solomon’s, Solomon’s Fresh Market, Cost Right Wholesale Club, Domino’s and Carl’s Jr., recently donated $2,500 to the Bahamas National Feeding Network (BNFN), one of 10 charitable organizations, during a presentation at the company’s head office on Blue Hill Road.
The five outlets each gave $5,000 towards the initiative resulting in a total of $25,000 being split evenly among the ten charities.
“We are very happy to be able to donate to your most important cause,” Renea Knowles, vice president marketing & communications AML Foods Limited. “We recognize the work you do every day to help those who are less fortunate and we appreciate it.”
The gift cards, designed to be used at Solomon’s, Solomon’s Fresh Market, Cost Right Wholesale Club, Domino’s or Carl’s Jr. outlets were distributed to the Bahamas Feeding Network, St. Joseph’s Adult Day Care Center, The Cancer Society, Bilney Lane Children’s Home for the Disabled and The Bahamas Heart Foundation in New Providence and The Grand Bahama Home for The Aged, The Bahamas Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Reach Out Youth Organization and The Pace Center in Grand Bahama.
“The items purchased from this donation will assist us in providing food to more than 70 churches and feeding organizations in our network,” said Philip Smith, executive director Bahamas National Feeding Network. “The partnership between the Network and AML Foods has been rewarding for all involved and we are extremely grateful to AML Foods Limited and the participating outlets for this generous contribution.”
Launched in 2013 and founded by H.E. Frank Crothers, Ambassador of the Order of Rhodes & Malta, the BNFN was developed to unify and organize the distribution of food items among the agencies in order to minimize the duplication of effort all while increasing the efficiency of the process.
Member partners of the BNFN are Ambassador Choral Int’l, Annis Antribus, Assemblies of God – Gladtidings Tabernacle, Bahamas Red Cross, BASH, Benevolent Women’s Ministry, Bethel Baptist Church, Brea Seventh Day Adventist, Calvary Bible Church, Change Ministries Int’l. Christian Gospel Chapel, Church of God of Prophecy, Club Restoration, Core of Hope, Cornerstone Haitian Church, Cornerstone Partners of Hope, Cornerstone Zion Ministries, Dave Horton Ministry, Ebenezer Methodist Church, Eljhay’s Hilltop Cottage Ministries, Ezekiel House of Mentoring, Family of Faith Ministry, Family and Support Foundation, Glory Carriers Ministries Int’l, God Temple of Praise, Great Commission Ministries Int’l, Haley Apostolic Ministries, Hands of Hope, Hands for Hunger, Heal Our Land, Hope for the Hopeless, Judea Baptist Church, Kingdom Ambassadors World, Outreach Ministries, Kingdom Mercy Ministries, Lakeview Church of God, Low Sound Seventh Day Adventist, MCC Methodist Church, Miracle Deliverance Restoration Ministry Int’l, Mosseff House, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Mt. Paran Baptist Church, New Bethany Baptist Cathedral, New Life Restoration Ministries, New Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, New Mount Zion Missionary Church, New Vision Ministries Int’l, Opening Doors Ministries, Operation SOLD, Pentecostal Baptist Church, Prayer & Deliverance Int’l, Redemption Seventh Day Adventists, Remnant Tabernacle of Praise, Resurrection Ministries, Sanctuary of the Redeem, Second Chance Ministries, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Shiloh Temple Baptist, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Solid Rock Church, South Andros Christian Center, Spirit of Life Ministries, St. Joseph’s Church, St. Michael Catholic Church, Stephen Dillet School, Steve McKinney Feeding Ministry, Street Outreach, Sylvia Soup Kitchen, The Anglican Diocese, The Salvation Army, Valene Benjamin Ministries, Vision of Hope Cathedral, Word of Truth, Youth for God through Christ, Wesley Methodist Church and Zion Yamacraw Feeding Ministry.