SPAR Gran Canarias donates another two tons of food to those in need

September 10, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, COVID-19, Health, Responsible retailing

SPAR Spain member in Gran Canaria, supported the "Solidarity Kilometres Challenge" initiative, delivering 1,918 kilos of basic foods, such as milk, gofio, pasta and water, as well as cleaning and hygiene products.

The donation will be distributed among food banks and Social Services located in the 10 municipalities through which the challenge was routed. The General Director of SPAR Gran Canaria, Dunia Pérez, handed over the merchandise on 4 September to the event organizers  – the Koalas Team Sports Club.

The runners Iván Galván and Nacho García del Castillo completed the “COVID-19 Kilometres Solidarity Challenge”, running 143 kilometres throughout 10 municipalities of the island. Held on 29 and 30 August, the aim was to collect food for vulnerable families in each municipality and, at the same time, promote physical activity as a healthy lifestyle habit.

The 11 SPAR stores located along the route collaborated with the solidarity initiative by collecting more than 100 kilos of food and hygiene products kindly donated by customers. In addition, the stores had tents available which served as refreshment points for the athletes to rehydrate and refresh themselves throughout the challenge.

Read more about SPAR Gran Canaria’s solidarity donations here: SPAR Gran Canaria

Read more about SPAR in Spain

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.

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