By Camila O'Reilly • 04 December 2019 • 13:15
GENEROUS: The Food Bank thanked volunteers and shoppers
Almuñécar got stuck in to the collection for the Food Bank and managed to raise over 10 tonnes of food. The municipality once again proved its solidarity as residents selflessly helped the neediest. The food collection campaign was organised by the Food Bank in the city’s main supermarkets. Between shoppers at Mercadona, Lidl and Día, they amassed an amazing total of 10,159 kilograms.
Coordinator of the campaign, Antonio Rodríguez indicated the amounts collected in each supermarket. In Mercadona at Mercado de San Cristóbal 5,568 kilos were donated to the Food Bank. In Lidl shoppers gave 3,102 kilos and in Día an extra 1,489 kilograms. Rodríguez highlighted what a fantastic achievement this was, as the food was mainly collected over the course of one day. He said the bad weather and heavy rain on the Friday meant people didn’t visit the supermarkets, leaving just the Saturday to finish the collection successfully.
In 2018 in Spain, 21.5 per cent of people were at risk of poverty and the Food Bank works to feed people and families who need it most.
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