Epicurean, Elite Island Resorts donate $1M worth of food to gov’t

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Epicurean Fine Foods & Pharmacy has teamed up with Elite Island Resorts to donate one million dollars’ worth of food items to assist local families during this time of need.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to give back to the local community in such an important way,” said Rob Barrett, Chairman of Elite Island Resorts.

“Food is more than nourishment.  It brings families together, it puts a smile on a child’s face, it provides hope,” Barrett said.

Epicurean and Elite Island Resorts will present this substantial donation of food items to Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Friday at the Epicurean store in Jolly Harbour.

“We sincerely appreciate the efforts and hard work of Prime Minister Browne and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda,” said Barrett.

“This is a terrific example of how local businesses and Government can work hand-in-hand to do something really good for those in need.”

The hotels that contributed towards this donation, along with Epicurean Fine Foods & Pharmacy, include St. James’s Club, The Verandah, Pineapple Beach Club, Hammock Cove, and Galley Bay.

In addition to this most recent donation, Barrett’s Antigua-based charitable organization, the Wishing Well Foundation, has been assisting local families through the coronavirus crisis.

Since 2013, Wishing Well has raised millions of dollars to help local residents with urgent medical needs, housing, food, and more.

“If everybody who can help out does help out, we will all be much better off when it’s time to reopen,” said Barrett.

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