Mercadona Collaborates In A Virtual Food Bank Collection

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Mercadona Collaborates In A Virtual Food Bank Collection.

Mercadona are set to collaborate again with the Food Bank to help support families who have been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Food Bank drive will be virtual and will take place this week in Almeria. The campaign will see a virtual collection of food which will give funds to the organisation. This will work in the same way as the Christmas campaign.


People will be able to give a financial donation at a Mercadona cash register and this can be any amount up from one euro, whatever the person is happy to give.

According to the food bank when the campaign ends Mercadona will exchange the donations for food and deliver them to food bank. All the food will then be distributed across the network of organisations and associations which help people with the basic necessities.

The Food Bank spoke of helping families and commented that: “We appeal to the generous collaboration of Mercadona’s customers, as since the pandemic began, the number of families receiving help from the Bank to meet these basic needs has increased” as reported Europa Press.

They also gave thanks to shoppers who will be donating and to Mercadona too, for their collaboration with the initiative. They explained that the campaign demonstrates: “sensitivity to the people who need it most”.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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