SPAR Hungary supports UNICEF child protection programme

April 9, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19, People, Responsible retailing

SPAR Hungary has responded to a call for aid from UNICEF Hungary which has raised concerns about the health of children in care homes and the people supporting them, at this time. The company has also committed to donating even more sandwiches to the social Feed the Doctor! initiative.

UNICEF calls on industry

As the increasing impacts of the COVID-19 corona virus on society become evident, UNICEF Hungary identified some of the most vulnerable children as being those living in child protective care. Recognising that these children and the people working within the child protective sector have to date had little support, SPAR Hungary has responded to this call by committing HUF 2 million (€5,600) in financial aid to UNICEF.

Furthermore, the company is committed to providing 1,000 sandwiches for the children staying in protective homes and the professionals who look after them. During these difficult times, as the epidemic spreads, UNICEF Hungary continues to help the underprivileged, sick, children as well as those in protective care.

Feed the Doctor!

Following on its initial donation, SPAR Hungary became aware that even more support was needed for the incredible workers in the health care sector who continue to carry out heroic work daily during the corona virus epidemic. The support to Feed the Doctor! has been strengthened with a further 2,000 sandwiches being made available to doctors and nurses working in hospitals in the capital city.

Source: SPAR Hungary

About SPAR Hungary

The first SPAR Supermarket opened in Hungary in 1992, following the acquisition by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) of a majority stake in General Kereskedelmi Rt. Since its launch, SPAR Hungary has been actively involved in the development of the retail industry in the country.

The move to license independent retailers to operate the SPAR Brand has proven successful for Hungary, with new stores meeting the needs of a larger number of shoppers. The retailers benefit from becoming part of the SPAR organisation with access to own brand products, operating systems and the brand, whilst consumers enjoy the increased number of store locations.