Food donations in Málaga break records as people chip in to help the needy. The collection promoted by Bancosol amassed 643,700 kilograms of food and hygiene products in two days.
The ‘Gran Recogida’ or ‘Big Collection’ was celebrated on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 in supermarkets all over Málaga province. Last year 616,000 kilos were collected, with organisers hoping for 700,000 this year. However, taking into account the heavy rain, Bancosol is happy with the outcome.
All of the food has been taken to the Bancosol warehouse where products will be separated by type. All donations are well received, although non-perishable products were especially requested. Oil, legumes or canned goods are good products, as well as rice and pasta, which are cheap and can feed a lot of people.
The collection saw 4,000 volunteers of all ages helping out in 300 supermarkets. Bancosol have profusely thanked the people who gave their time up to help the cause. Big supermarkets who joined the initiative were Mercadona, Alcampo, Aldi, Carrefour, Día, El Corte Inglés, Eroski, Lidl, Más and Supersol.