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May 6, 2016

Kareem Clarke Food Drive Set for Saturday

Kareem Clarke

The Kareem Clarke Memorial Fund will be holding its second scheduled food drive on Saturday in Belize City. The group was formed to celebrate the life of slain journalist Kareem Clarke, and the cause is one which was close to his heart. The proceeds are handed over to two very critical feeding programs in Belize City which every week feed many children who otherwise would have been without a meal. The Fund is comprised of journalists and friends of Kareem, and today Chairman Alexis Milan send out his public appeal for support.


Alexis Milan

Alexis Milan, Chairman, Kareem Clarke Memorial Fund

“We’re using the same three locations that we used the last time which are the two Brodie’s locations the one downtown and the one on the highway, and also K-Park Supermarket in the King’s Park area. Again we’ll have media personalities stationed at each location accepting donations in the form of canned goods and non-perishable food items. These will go toward the feeding programs at the St. Joseph Primary School and also Dara’s Feeding Program, and again this is an initiative organized by the Kareem Clarke Memorial Fund and this is what we had set out to do when we first established this group. We’re carrying it on and we feel confident this time around that we’ll get even more support as the public learns more and more about the organization and what we represent, and the legacy we’re trying to carry out, and we’re hopeful that people will come out and support the food drive. The last time we had tremendous support, more than I think any of us expected. We’re asking for the people’s support. It’s a really good cause. It’s to feed children so that they can perform better in school. There’s always that co-relation between nutrition and education and that’s something that we believe in deeply and we want the people to come out and support. We’re asking the public – if you’re out shopping on Saturday please come out, please make your donations…it doesn’t have to be anything big.”

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