By John Smith • 08 March 2021 • 17:45
Delivery of the food to the Civil Protection store room
Credit: San Roque Council
The Municipal Food Guarantee Program, which is managed by the San Roque Council and Civil Protection, has received 42,000 kilos of non-perishable food from the European Union Food Aid Plan.
It has been supplied through the Red Cross in Cadiz and is the third delivery to be received since the start of the pandemic.
Once properly stored and logged, the food will be distributed five days a week to the neediest families in the municipality either from the Civil Protection headquarters or other local offices.
According to Councillor Mónica Córdoba “in this case, there are 42 tons of food, of a higher quantity than what we normally receive from the Red Cross through the European Union’s Food Guarantee Program.”
Some 4,200 people benefit from this free food distribution and there are around 400 deliveries made to different families each month.
Normally, most of the products that are later distributed come from the Food Aid Plan of the European Union, which each year delivers several thousand kilos of non-perishable food.
However, this year the contribution of the San Roque Council to obtain a range of different products that are not normally received from the EU has increased considerably.
When one considers the amount of wealth that exists in Sotogrande and the surrounding areas which form part of the San Roque municipality, it comes as something of a surprise that so many people need to take advantage of food aid.
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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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