Unity In The Community Gives Back
Working Toward a Brighter Future
Unity in the Community is a registered charity committed to assisting the elderly needy and less fortunate families with food security. In Bermuda unemployment has been steadily rising for several years.
We recognize that food insecurity globally has both a physical and an emotional impact on those affected by it and that families are often forced to choose between buying food, or paying for utilities, rent, and medical care.
Bermuda faces the challenges of an ageing population against a backdrop of a contraction in those aged 0-14 of 18.1%. which severely compounds an unfunded pension, and other employee obligations, and stood at $1.75bn in March of 2021 and is included in the net debt of $4.61bn. Those aged 65+ are the only cohort that will experience growth over 2021-2040, expanding by 13.6% over this timeframe. Which constitutes burning Bermuda’s economic resources at both ends.
Despite hopes that the world would emerge from the pandemic and food security would begin to improve, severe food insecurity has become more prevalent island wide. The number of families unable to afford to feed their children has become extremely debilitating.
Euromonitor expects that the 2022 value of the retail packaged food market in Bermuda to be US$109.2 million, an increase of 9.7% or also US$9.7 million from 2018. They also forecast the packaged food retail market to increase to US$121.6 million by 2026, growth of 11.3% or US$12.3 million.
Challenging economic conditions stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with several years of limited growth and high unemployment have so many families challenged for food security.
Our role in the community is to increase awareness and understanding about food insecurity and to act as stewards of the critical resources that have been entrusted to us.
The intention is to assist as many families as possible who are in need. Join us in our effort to offer some food relief to these families.
We at UCC are doing our level best to ensure that one of the three basic human needs are met. Feel free to help with this essential movement by donating to Bank of Butterfield Account Number: 0604060300018
Feeding the Community
Thanks to the help of our sponsors we are able to help feed those that need it the most in Bermuda. We are continually grateful for their support and yours as well. If you are interested in making a contribution or donation please email Unity In The Community at email@example.com
Feed the Community
Helping to feed the community on a daily basis.
We provide nourishments and food for the community and those that are in the most need of it, in the form of a nice and healthy Boxed Dinner. The meals are Pre-Packaged by our volunteers and ready to go for those in need. Daily pickup time for the dinner boxes is 12:15pm - 1:00pm or until meal boxes have run out for the day.
With the help of our sponsors and their financial support we are able to provide very generous Holiday Food Hampers across the Island. The orders for the hampers are placed locally through BGA, Butterfield & Vallis, Dunkley’s Dairy, and other wholesale warehouses. They deliver the items, and we have our volunteers assemble the Hampers. We fill them with canned foods and non-perishable dry good items. The Christmas hampers are packed with fresh foods, meats, vegetables, a family sized turkey, drink mix, dry foods stocks, seasonings and canned goods. Some hampers are delivered discreetly to families island-wide and/or participating groups.
We are continually grateful for their support and yours as well. If you are interested in making a contribution or donation please email Unity In The Community at firstname.lastname@example.org