Feeding Santa Pola's needy

SOLIDARITY: Bakeries, restaurants and volunteers come together to provide food for needy.

FROM this week, 25 needy people in Santa Pola are receiving daily meals as part of a new solidarity project formed by the Town Hall and Caritas.

Thirteen local restaurants and five bakeries have joined the initiative to donate food. Meals are then prepared and taken to Caritas every day ready for their 12 trained volunteers to distribute the plates.

Councillor for Social Services, Ana Blasco, said that in the last half of 2012, the request of help from Social Services in the town quadrupled. They have chosen 25 recipients to receive the meals but hope it will expand to more. She added: “We did not want to do a soup kitchen for people because it is very hard for them to have to ask for help and this way, by taking the food to their home it protects their privacy and they can share it with the rest of the family.”

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