The people of our country, like the rest of the world, are faced with major challenges caused by this global pandemic. With job disruptions, school closures and stringent precautions being taken because of the serious risk to public health, life for thousands of families have been negatively affected, causing many to require assistance. It is up to corporate Trinidad & Tobago to play its part in helping during this time of dire need. For this reason, Maritime has collaborated with its sister company, Food Giant Supermarket, to donate over $60,000 in food vouchers and hampers, to help reduce hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the relief initiative, $25,000 worth of vouchers have been distributed to Eldon Coker, the Councillor for Febeau/Bourg Mulatresse. Councillor Coker has been working with other councillors for the Barataria, San Juan, Caledonia and Morvant districts, to assist vulnerable families along the East-West corridor who have been adversely affected by the crisis. A partnership was also made with the local organisation, Kids in Need of Direction (KIND), to donate $20,000 worth of food vouchers and hampers to poverty-stricken families across the country. Other smaller donations were made to families in other areas across the country through initiatives led by Regional Centres and Service Units within the company.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the daily life of everyone, and now more than ever, corporate entities are coming together to make a difference during this trying time.