SPAR Gran Canaria customers donate 30+ tonnes to food bank

January 5, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, People, Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria's supermarkets collected over 30,000 kilos of products donated by the retailer and its customers during the Gran Recogida Solidaria campaign in support of the Food Bank of Las Palmas.

As part of a long-standing collaboration spanning over 25 years, SPAR Gran Canaria  once again worked with the Food Bank of Las Palmas on the Gran Recogida Solidaria campaign. The campaign aligns with SPAR Gran Canaria’s responsible retailing policy, supporting those facing financial difficulties by ensuring access to essential food items.

During the campaign, held from November 24 – 26, volunteers from the Food Bank were present in all 156 SPAR Gran Canaria stores, collecting shoppers’ donations. The contributions included essential grocery products which could be purchased instore and were highlighted by dedicated spaces in the stores. The volunteers can also inform shoppers about the food drive and the work of the food bank. This year, customers donated an amazing 30,552 kilograms of food products for the campaign.

SPAR Gran Canaria’s President Ángel Medina, Vice-President José López, and Managing Director Dunia Pérez, presented this significant donation to the President of the Las Palmas Food Bank, Pedro Llorca, at the SPAR logistics centre in El Goro, Telde.

25-year partnership

Through this 25-year partnership, SPAR Gran Canaria has consistently supported the Las Palmas Food Bank. In 2023, SPAR delivered over 61,000 kilos of solidarity goods donated to support this cause. Each year, in June and December, a food collection campaign is run in all SPAR stores on the island.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria.

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About SPAR Spain

SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 when a group of wholesalers who wished to join an international organisation came together. As a result, the brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain, having been granted a license by SPAR International. Together, 13 regional SPAR wholesalers actively continue the expansion of the brand across the country.

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