Remaining Food Drives 2023
Please reach out to us if you would like to Donate to any of our upcoming food drives:
In addition to food we also hold a Toy Drive in December, details of appreciated items will be listed here in due course
August 2023 Donations
Thank you to those who donated items for our next Food Drive!
Food Drive July 29th/30th
Another Food Drive done and dusted last weekend! As you know, we now host our Food Drives over two days in order to get round everywhere we need to go. A massive THANK YOU to everyone who donated, we are sooo grateful for your support! On behalf of every single one of the families on our outreach list (around 100 on Provo/South Caicos and 25 on North/Middle) we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We delivered a big truck load of grocery bags to Enid Capron school in Five Cays, all packed with care, labelled with each recipients name, and ready to be distributed to the families of school children who the lovely Ms Claire had identified as really needing some help.
We delivered car loads of grocery bags to Blue Hills, Kew Town, DockYard, Downtown, The Bight and Lower Bight, Kingston, off the highway…. you name it, between us and our amazing distributing team we were there! We delivered to South Caicos via the ferry, and of course thanks to Miss B and Dorothy we also delivered to families across North and Middle Caicos too. Thanks as always to Lew 1 Shipping and Caribbean Cruisin for helping to make this happen. Close to 300 grocery bags in total were delivered. And of course, outside of the distribution days we are buying groceries, stocking shelves and packing bags, as well as coordinating our shipments to North and Middle Caicos too. There is admin to take care of, tidying, hustling for donations, and that's not even taking into account the ad hoc help we get called about from families in dire straits. All of which we are absolutely honoured to do of course.
Unfortunately this barely scratches the surface of the need here in TCI, But it is something, and if we all do a little bit then it will add up to a lot.
Orchard Success Story
We’d like to share with you a story of a young Mom who came to our attention about a year ago. She was in an an awful position, with nothing to her name and a young baby to care for on her own. When we first visited her she didn't even have running water. Outside of groceries and essential baby supplies we have helped her with items to help make the little room she lives in a bit more comfortable, as well as car rides and things that she needed to try and find work. She now has a job which she loves and she is starting to clear her debts, she has a nursery place for her child, and she is in a much better place both physically and mentally than when we first met her. We are honoured to to have been able to help support her through some of her hardest times and we are so proud of the confident young lady she is becoming. Everyone deserves a chance, right?
On July 3rd, 2023 Charlie Harvey, Rebecca Shaw and and Audrey Semple were honoured to be invited to meet with Her Excellency Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam as part of her Her Excellency's tour of ED 07 District of Blue Hills with The Hon. Sammy Been. The Orchard TCI have been involved in helping many families in need throughout the ED 07 district and were delighted to have the opportunity to talk to her about the work we do.
Featured Donation: Zimperium May 2023
As part of our May food drive we had a HUGE donation from Zimperium including volunteers to help bag. Thank you so much for your donation of funds and time, our families are delighted with the extra bag.
If you have a corporate function coming up on Providenciales please reach out to us, we would love to work with you!