Ross University Helping to Feed the Hungry


The Feed the Hungry Program, organized by the Pastor Desmond Herbert Foundation, (PDHF), has benefitted from a donation of EC$1,300, from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, to provide meals to fifty families in the St. Kitts community. 

The PDHF is a non-profit, non-denominational organization geared towards bringing relief to the less fortunate in the St. Kitts community. 

Its main objectives are: to play an active role in the development of one of the country’s most valuable resources – the children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause and to contribute to a better St. Kitts. 

The Dean of Communications and External Relations, at RUSVM, Ms. Jodi Peeler, said her institution is proud to be able to assist disadvantaged families in St. Kitts. 

She added, “Too many of us take these basic human needs for granted, but they aren’t a given. On behalf of the University, we are proud to support the program as it matches RUSVM’s mission of serving the local community.” 

Pastor Desmond Herbert, founder of the PDHF, expressed his gratitude for the donation. 

Herbert stated that in these difficult economic times one must understand that that there are familieswho are literally going hungry. 

“As a community, we must join together and help those who need our help. The PDHF would like to thank RUSVM for this timely contribution. This will go a long way in providing hot meals for the less fortunate among us,” he said. 

Also present at the handing over ceremony was Nell Jacobs, PDHF Administrative Assistant and Carla Herbert, PDHF Executive Officer. 

On a monthly basis, the PDHF undertakes island-wide meal distribution to those less fortunate. Citizens can donate funds, food, clothing, or give of their time through volunteerism. Those who wish to pledge or volunteer with the PDHF should contact Pastor Herbert directly at 869 664 8601. 

RUSVM is committed to improving the well-being of animals and people through community service, teaching and research. RUSVM has made various equipment and educational contributions in the Federation. 

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