Grenlec is among corporate institutions thanked for their contributions towards the purchase of an industrial oven for Her Majesty’s Prisons Bakery and Inmate Rehabilitation Programme.
Jeffrey Neptune, a senior manager at Grenlec said, “A project of this nature is extremely beneficial to a number of care institutions and the wider community. We are pleased to know that the use of this oven, through the prisons’ Inmate Rehabilitation Programme, will also provide an opportunity for the inmates to learn a skill which they can use to become positive contributors to society upon their release.”
The oven was officially dedicated on Friday, 14 October, during a ceremony at Her Majesty’s Prisons, Richmond Hill. Ashley Folkes, Commissioner of Prisons expressed his gratitude, “We are thankful to receive this modern oven. A number of institutions rely on the supply of bread from the prison, that will now be readily available, and on schedule”.
Grenlec is honoured to join the National Lottery Authorities and other contributors to the project. Through the Grenlec Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI), the Company contributed nearly 80% of the project cost which was over $150,000.
The prisons’ bakery supplies baked goods to the General and Princess Alice Hospitals, the Mental Hospital, Richmond and Queen Elizabeth Homes.