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SPAR Gran Canaria partners with local charity to aid families in need

November 11, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria and non-profit organisation Cáritas Diocesana de Canarias have formalised an agreement to support local families most affected by the current pandemic.

As part of the agreement, SPAR Gran Canaria will issue wallet cards which can be used by the most vulnerable population of Gran Canaria to stock up on daily necessities. The cards will be valid at all 191 SPAR supermarkets on the island.

“During this health and social crisis, the commitment of companies to face situations of poverty and social exclusion on the island is essential”, Gonzalo Marrero, Director of Cáritas Dioscesana, said. “With these wallet cards, vulnerable families can access the products they need with autonomy and dignity.”

SPAR Gran Canaria has multiplied in recent months the funds allocated to donations and other community efforts. The company has so far this year donated more than 130,000 kilogrammes of food to local charities such as Cáritas Diocesana de Canarias, Red Cross and Food Banks, as well as different associations, foundations, municipal social services and NGOs.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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About SPAR Spain

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.