Frederiksted Health Care Inc. (FHC) has embarked on an initiative to ensure that the homeless have access to meals throughout the day, especially on the weekends and weeknights. Success will depend upon sponsorships and participation from many entities within the Frederiksted community.
The Coca-Cola Company has donated a refrigerator that is now in the front gallery at the FHC Ingeborg Nesbitt Clinic in Frederiksted. The refrigerator will be accessible throughout the day and night, every day. Through kind contributions from people, agencies and businesses located in Frederiksted, the refrigerator will be filled with suitable meals for those in need. Food items that would have typically been discarded will instead be boxed and placed in the refrigerator. FHC will provide the to-go containers and labels to the participating entities to be used for this project.
To launch this endeavor, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, on the gallery of FHC Ingeborg Nesbitt Clinic, which is located at 516 Strand Street, Frederiksted. During the ceremony, the first meals and beverages will be placed in the refrigerator and made accessible to those in need.
For more information, contact Nicole Crossman, client navigator, at 772-0260, ext. 2217 or Leslie Raymer, program manager, at ext. 3242.
Frederiksted Health Care Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation on St. Croix. It is committed to serving the primary health care needs of residents and visitors alike. Health care services provided include dental services, family medicine, obgyn and high risk pregnancy services, pediatrics, psychiatry behavioral health, dermatology, and STD/HIV testing and prevention.