The Loren Hotel at Pink Beach and Butterfield Bank will launch a meal programme that will provide 500 meals a day delivered to senior citizens and vulnerable persons in Bermuda during the COVID-19 health crisis. The meals will be distributed daily until at least 30 April. The programme will be extended as needed. Butterfield has pledged $150,000 in funding for staff at The Loren, in Tucker’s Town, to make the meals and deliver them to churches and community groups. Michael Neff, Butterfield’s Managing Director – Bermuda, said “Working with The Loren, and some of our local churches and community organisations, Butterfield is doing our part to help with this situation. We will cover the costs of preparing 500 meals per day at The Loren. The Loren will deliver those meals to the churches and the Eliza Doolittle Society, and they will then distribute them, ensuring to maintain appropriate social distancing measures. Stephen King, Owner of The Loren, said “Since opening our doors in 2017, it has been our pleasure to serve not only visitors to our island, but also to host celebrations, family dinners and get-togethers for local residents. We are proud to have become a part of the fabric of this community, and have a great team of Bermudian employees, as well. We owe a debt of gratitude to Bermuda for our success, and we want to help islanders however we can during the COVID-19 period. “While this is a difficult time for the hospitality industry, we are fortunate to have the management, culinary resources and kitchen capacity to be able to help ensure our community’s most vulnerable residents are taken care of.” Read the full press release from Butterfield.