The Caribbean Association of Georgia (CAG) kicked off the National Caribbean-American Heritage Month by treating homeless women, children, and men (including veterans) to a hot delicious Caribbean dinner at the Gateway Center located at 275 Pryor St. Atlanta, GA 30303 on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Realizing that food donations are sharply down, and homelessness have steadily increased (especially among families); CAG members and volunteers (from six counties in the surrounding metro areas), joined forces to touch the lives of others, by helping to eradicate hunger. In addition to the hot meals, individuals also enjoyed beverages, salads, fruits and deserts. Over four hundred meals were provided.
Several local Caribbean restaurants showed a huge outpouring of support by donating food. Such as: Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill (College Park), Footprints Café (Lawrenceville); Select Caribbean Market (McDonough), Island Paradise Jamaican Restaurant (McDonough); Jerk Palace Caribbean Cuisine (Morrow); Jamaica’s Finest Restaurant and Bakery (McDonough); Tropical Cuisine (College Park); Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café (Sandy Springs); Island Cave Caribbean Restaurant (Decatur); and Jamaica County Kitchen II (Fayetteville). Donations were provided by Sams Club and Island Cuisine Restaurant (College Park).
According to CAG’s president Jackie Watson, “this is a wonderful and fitting way to begin National Caribbean American Heritage Month while, providing a necessary service to the community. If there is a disaster or other crisis in the Caribbean, the United States is usually there to assist. So, it is only fitting that we do our part and contribute to worthy causes to improve our community here in Georgia.” She further went on to say that “our members enjoy performing these acts of kindness and look forward to our semi annual commitments to feeding the homeless.”