Briland Food Bank Campaign

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Harbour Island’s tourism-based economy. Virtually all of the island’s main sources of employment—hotels, restaurants, marinas, and many other businesses—have been closed to prevent the spread of the disease. Almost overnight, hundreds have been thrown out of work, losing paychecks that they and their families depended on for basic needs, including food. No one knows when they will be able to get back to their jobs.

To help in the meantime, Br-Island Responsible Development (B-I-R-D) is raising funds to help provide food and other essential household products for those in need in conjunction with a number of Harbour Island businesses, organizations and individuals, including Member of Parliament Ricky Mackey; longstanding Harbour Island resident, philanthropist and businesswoman India Hicks; attorney and businessman Paul King; Captain Bob's; Ocean View; and the Green School, to name a few.  We're asking you to please step up, by making a generous financial contribution for this purpose. 

B-I-R-D was established last year to promote responsible development on Harbour Island. We care deeply about the island and would like to assist in preventing hardship during these uncertain times. The $100,000 we hope to raise would support the basic needs of 300 households for about 10 weeks, working through existing and new community feeding initiatives. 

** If you are aware of someone organizing a community food program who could benefit from this fundraising, please email B-I-R-D at **

Donations ()

  • carolyn Kilbourne 
    • $100 
    • 22 hrs
  • Fleur Nisbet 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Stephen Uihlein 
    • $7,500 
    • 1 d
  • Alexandra MacDonald 
    • $2,000 
    • 1 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Br-Island Responsible Development ( 
Darien, CT
Briland Food Bank Campaign 
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