By John Smith • 23 June 2020 • 11:54
Just some of the food distributed in Estepona
Credit: Estepona Council
THE Estepona Council has reported that during the state of alarm it purchased more than 150 tons of food which was distributed to vulnerable families within the municipality.
A team was set up in March consisting of councillors, Civil Protection volunteers and members of staff from the Social Security department with the food available for collection from the Congress Centre and other distribution points although for those unable to travel, the food was delivered to individual homes.
In all, the activity cost €83,000 and some 2,000 local residents were given this assistance as the Council vowed that no local person should suffer.
As people return to work, so their need for this assistance has reduced but the Council will continue to help the most vulnerable as well as continuing to support the local soup kitchen financially and with upkeep of its premises.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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