The “la Caixa” Foundation joins the Grand Recapte to promote the final stretch of the campaign in Catalonia with a contribution of 300,000 euros to the Banc dels Aliments , with the aim of helping the thousands of people in vulnerable situations, especially affected due to the social emergency derived from covid-19.
This was announced by the general director of the “la Caixa” Foundation, Antonio Vila, and the deputy general director of the “la Caixa” Foundation, Marc Simón, in a meeting with the president of the Catalan Federation of Banc dels Aliments, Roser Brutau , and the director of the Foundation of the Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, Lluís Fatjó-Vilas.
The 12th edition of the Great Recapte adapts to the current context of the pandemic and is committed to donations under the slogan ‘For many, the new reality is an empty fridge’. The campaign has this year abolished the physical collection of food to minimize the risk of contagion.
The Banc dels Aliments is going through the most delicate moment since its creation with a record number of 262,000 people served on a monthly basis through 636 social entities : demand has increased by 40% compared to the same period last year, in Catalonia.
In this way, to respond to the pressing need, the traditional Great Recapte would have to collect 6 million kilos of food, instead of the usual 4.5 million kilos.
“Thousands of people have been affected by the current situation.
The vulnerability has spread to the point that we all know someone who is going through difficult times. Solidarity is now a responsibility. That is why, more than ever, we want to be aware side of those who need it most by supporting essential initiatives such as the Gran Recapte “, the general director of the” la Caixa “Foundation, Antonio Vila, has highlighted.
For her part, the president of the Catalan Federation of Banc dels Aliments, Roser Brutau, highlighted “the importance of entities such as the” la Caixa “Foundation also joining this campaign of collective solidarity, because the current moment is so crucial , which requires a determined involvement of organizations and companies, to weave networks that guarantee the attention of the most vulnerable groups “.
Once the campaign is over, basic foods such as milk, oil, legumes or preserves will be purchased and distributed, with all the donations obtained, to surrounding entities. In less than a week, more than 6,000 people have signed up as volunteers.