SPAR Gran Canaria supports those most in need with essential food items

April 13, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, COVID-19, Health, Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria recently donated almost 9,000 kilograms of essential food to three of the island’s biggest charities: Food Bank of Las Palmas, Cáritas Diocesana and the Spanish Red Cross. The very welcome donations will assist the most disadvantaged families who are finding it challenging to buy groceries as a result of the outbreak of the corona virus, COVID-19. In the first quarter, total donations amounted to 90,000 kilograms of essential foods, tripling last year's donations.

Working closely with these organisations, SPAR Gran Canaria will distribute both fresh and non-perishable products where and when required to ensure those in need receive the items timeously.

The Food Bank of Las Palmas took receipt of 2,300 kilograms of essential products, including locally produce Canarian flour, canned goods, rice, legumes and long-life milk to be added to the food boxes issued.

Cáritas Diocesana were pleased to receive 3,266 kilograms of non-perishable food, water and juices. This was supplemented with almost 1,500 kilograms of fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from local farmers unable to sell their produce to their regular customer base due to the current lock down. Cáritas Diocesana uses the donated foods to prepare and serve around 220 hot meals daily either to homeless people eating at one of the two communal kitchens or to disadvantaged elderly residents who are alone and confined to their homes.

Lastly, SPAR Gran Canaria donated about 1,900 kilograms of food to the Spanish Red Cross. The SPAR Partner also joined a new campaign whereby Red Cross aid vouchers (‘Red Cross Responds’) are being issued to the most vulnerable families and can be redeemed at any of  the 189 SPAR stores on the island before May 30.

Source : SPAR Spain  SPAR Gran Canaria

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.