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The BTB donates kitchen equipment and food items to schools & N.G.O's in Belize City
Belize City, Tuesday, Aug 28th, 2018:  Belize's tourism is unique and diverse. Its excellent cuisine is among many of its special features. As part of its support to our school education sector and our community, the BTB recently donated stoves, gas tanks and pantry stock to 11 schools and 3 non-profit organizations in Belize City.
The donations will assist the receiving institutions to strengthen and enhance their respective feeding programmes. The institutions receiving gas stoves and gas tanks included St. Mary's Church, St. Joseph School, All Saints School, Trinity Methodist School, Divine Mercy Parish, St. Martin de Porres, Queen's Square Anglican School, St. John's Vianney RC School, Salvation Army School, Calvary Temple School and Wesley School.
Those receiving pantry stock included Dorothy Menzies Children's Home, Sister Cecilia's Home for the Elderly and the Salvation Army.
The items were presented by Mr. Herbert Haylock, BTB's Director of Quality Assurance & Industry Standards, to the representatives of the respective institutions.
"These donations follow the heels of BTB's signature event, Taste of Belize and they represent BTB's meaningful contribution as a responsible corporate citizen," said Mr. Herbert Haylock.
The donations are valued at a total of $16,500 Belize dollars.

About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector - including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association - and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country's unique attractions to travelers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit