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Groceries and toys bring joy

Several hundred families and children on Ambergris Caye were recipients of Christmas joy as Santa’s busy ‘elves’ delivered over 500 meals, toys and pantry gift bags on Sunday, December 20th to those most in need across the island. An initiative by island businesses, spearheaded by Crocs Sunset Sports Bar north of San Pedro Town, the objective was to bring some joy to many needy families and children particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with the government regulations in place (no mass gatherings), distribution took place in several areas around town, with the main hub of activity being Crocs.

According to organizers, the task of providing for so many people was a collective effort. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families continue to face hardships as jobs have been scarce and they are unable to provide their children or themselves with a treat during Christmas time. At Crocs, many busy elves packaged toys, packed bags of groceries and toiletries, and packaged hot meals which were taken for delivery at various pickup points by (reindeer) drivers who braved the unexpected downpour to deliver Christmas cheer.

[url=https://www.sanpedrosun.com/community-and-society/2020/12/21/san-pedro-belize-christmas-collection-feeds-500-residents-groceries-and-toys-bring-joy/[/url] to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun