Saint Lucia may soon benefit from the East Caribbean Flour Mill (ECGC) Foundation, set up to assist needy persons in the areas of health and education.
The foundation is currently supporting individuals in neighbouring St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
On Wednesday, the CEO of East Caribbean Flour Mills, Osmond Davy, met with key stakeholders to dialogue and discuss the way forward for the initiative.
Davy disclosed that in St. Vincent, the company has been giving support to the community college and the UWI open Campus by assisting students who are in need of books, as well as tuition and health support.
“Needy folks who need medical attention but just cannot afford it, we would make a contribution to that particular cause”, he explained.
“ The offer for Saint Lucia is quite similar that’s why today we are speaking to the community college, the National Community Foundation, The Minister of Health – to give an idea of what the foundation does and how we can partner with the key groups in Saint Lucia ,or if we could have one group that we partner with and which will be responsible for doing the necessary disbursements”, Davy stated.
Explaining how the foundation will be sustained, he said: “The 10 cents per bag is based on the number bags of products that is sold per year. That money flows to the foundation. Also the directors of the company, the board of director members, have agreed that they make their director fees available to the foundation and that is a substantial amount of money. We also obtain funds from suppliers of grains”.