Jamaican Association honours its volunteers

JOCA Volunteer appreciation

On January 18, 2014, The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association paid tribute to their 2013 volunteers. President Joanne Robinson,  thanked the members for coming and expressed the gratitude of the board and association to them.  Without volunteers community organizations cannot survive. Mrs. Judith Headley and Ms. Stacey Simmons provided each volunteer with a certificate of appreciation. The United Way Community Builders award was also given to two members of the community: Mrs. Mylcha Faucher and Mr. Len Puckerin.  Jaku Konbit’s Mobile Community Kitchen (JKMCK) catered the meal for the event.

On March 26, 2013, Jaku Konbit received funding to support an African-Caribbean seniors’ community kitchen from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and their New Horizons for Seniors program, (NHSP).  The Jaku Konbit Mobile Community Kitchen (JKMCK) is a pilot Community Kitchen geared towards meeting the needs of seniors and providing support in practising healthy eating habits, decrease isolation and building relationships within the community.   We would like to see this project evolve into a larger Caribbean meal delivery program for seniors and our isolated members. The project commenced on March 2013 and will run through March 2014.  It is our hope that we can sustain this kitchen and…

You can play an important role!

Help to grow our social enterprise business: Sponsor a Senior, In-Kind materials & Services, Monthly cash donations,

Gift cards,Advertising outreach

For further information on the community kitchen you may e-mail us at jkmobilecommunitykitchen@gmail.com or info@jakukonbit.com.

Feel free to also give us a call (613) 292-3375 or (613) 567-0600 or visit us at:

http://jkmobilecommunitykitchen.wordpress.com/ (blog created by Suzette Weekes)

Submitted by Joanne Robinson

Photos by Suzette Weekes

 

 

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