May 23, 2019
On a sunny afternoon in November, Royal Caribbean International president & CEO Michael Bayley stood in the AquaTheater of Symphony of The Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world as it made its inaugural visit to Nassau, and before an audience of hundreds including volunteers from one of the destination’s most challenged communities made a promise – to fund all the food needed by the Bahamas Feeding Network in 2019.
This week, the Bahamas Feeding Network sent a message back to Bayley and to Royal Caribbean. “Thank you, thank you and thank you,” it read. “We have been able to provide more food than ever before because of Royal Caribbean’s generosity. Thanks to you, we have increased our weekly meals to 5,000 from 3,500 and thanks to funding by Royal Caribbean and our partnerships with local suppliers who also have been so supportive, we have been able to provide more than 72,000 hot meals since January. You are a true friend in the fight against hunger that affects nearly one in every seven people in this country and you are a true friend to The Bahamas...”
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