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SPAR Gran Canaria customers help raise 47,700kg of in-demand products for food bank

December 9, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, People, Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria customers have donated more than 47,700kg of products during the Gran Recogida Solidaria campaign, held from 16 to 22 November. SPAR Gran Canaria has collected and donated these products to the Las Palmas Food Bank, an entity with which SPAR has collaborated for 24 years.

This recurring food bank solidarity campaign, which previously took place over a weekend, was extended to a week for the second time this year. In June, the Operación Kilo campaign collected 24,800kg of basic foods from all 119 SPAR stores on the island.

Among the products donated are staple foods such as milk, oil, sugar, gofio, coffee, canned goods and preserves. These products are in high demand at the food bank.

The traditional system of physical food collection with the deployment of boxes at stores was authorized by the National Food Bank Federation. This way of collection, as opposed to the donation of financial means, was made possible thanks to the horizontal structure of the SPAR Gran Canaria group.

On 1 December, the President, Vice President and General Manager of SPAR Gran Canaria, Ángel Medina, José López and Dunia Pérez, respectively, gathered at the SPAR logistics centre at El Goro to hand over this important donation to representatives of the Las Palmas Food Bank.

After the ceremony, Dunia Pérez thanked the food bank for the important social work they carry out, which this year has assisted more than 28,500 people, up from the 20,000 people the organization served in previous years.

Ángel Medina also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to SPAR customers that have shown great solidarity by donating food to thousands of families in these difficult times.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 as a result of the coming together of a group of wholesalers who wished to be part of an international organisation. The brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain.

The head office is located in Barcelona, providing buying, marketing, communication and brand support to the 13 regional partners, continuing the expansion of the brand across the country.