Mercadona donates €1.5 million to help Ukraine refugees in Spain and Portugal

Mercadona donates €1.5 million to help Ukraine refugees in Spain and Portugal Inage: Carloss, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The leading supermarket chain, Mercadona, has said it will donate €1.5 million to Ukraine refugees in Spain and Portugal to provide them with help in their time of need.

The company said that it wants to show its solidarity with and support for Ukrainians affected by the war. It says it will do this in the way it knows best, which is to help with the cost of basic necessities.

Cards containing €50 will be made available to refugees that have arrived in the country between June and December, which can be redeemed at any Mercadona store. The company hopes to help more than 5,000 people in the process.

The cards will be made available through the official reception centres for displaced persons from Ukraine, who arrive in either Spain or Portugal.

But the company is not only providing cards that individuals can redeem at their stores, it is donating basic necessities to the Reception, Attention and Referral Centres (CREADE) for Ukrainian refugees. These are located throughout Spain, with the level and type of support provided being dependent on the needs of the particular centre.

Mercadona is just one of many companies on the peninsula who have come out in support of Ukraine refugees, with their donation going a little way to help those who do arrive in Spain and Portugal get started.

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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


    • Janet

      21 May 2022 • 15:29

      Well done Mercadona, that’s brilliant.
      Mas y Mas? Lidl?, Aldi? Consum, Carafour? Do the same please


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