From May to July this year, The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) provided grocery baskets of essential food items for 200 families and elderly who had lost their jobs or whose principal support or income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The distribution was done through the local UCJCI congregations, and administered by Regional Mission Council – a project funded through a donation by the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission (CANACOM), and the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Grocery baskets of love with an estimated value of J$2,500 each were received by beneficiaries, including those previously employed in the tourism sector. In the Cayman Islands Regional Mission Council, grocery vouchers were given to both members and non-members of the UCJCI who were hard hit by the pandemic.