Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Madrid will hold its ‘Grand Collection’, which it carries out every year across Spain, from this Friday to December 6th. The goal for donations is to reach 21 million kilos.
The ‘Great Collection’ in Madrid this year will be confused: While physical food donations can be made again in some stores, it will also be possible to donate financially while passing through the cash register in all participating workplaces, as announced by the institution.
Where can you donate?
From the same Friday and until the next 25 December You can donate online to the Food Bank. will be used entirely for the purchase of necessary food at its source.
Donation can be both material and food. In the first case, through this website, you can choose how much you want to contribute and pay by card, paypal or bizum through the same link. You will also have the option to do it punctually or periodically.
If you choose to donate food, on the website You can access it from this link You will have the option to decide which basket or baskets you want to buy. From the most basic to 5 euros, from the most expensive to 99 euros. As the foundation explains, you can feed 1 person for 3 days with the simplest and 2 months with the most expensive.
Physical donations can be made at some commercial establishments in the Community of Madrid. Special, At this link, you can consult each of the facilities. accepting non-perishable materials as donations. You can also make a monetary donation at some stores.
One in five people in Madrid are at risk of social exclusion
10,500 volunteers in the Community of Madrid alone It will be available for four hours on November 25, 26 and 27 To grow the equivalent of 3,000,000 kg of staple food and provide daily meals to more than 180,000 people in the region.
All donations go entirely towards buying basic basket food Providing food security to people living in poverty or the risk of social exclusion. According to the latest report of the European Network for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion (EPAN) in Spain, one out of every five people in the Community of Madrid finds themselves in this situation.
decrease in contributions
The economic situation and the rise in food prices mean for many people: Eating properly has become a privilege. Demand for food aid increased by 40 percent compared to 2019 and remained at the same level as it was during the most difficult years of Covid-19.
This year, there has been a decrease in contribution rates, and the price increase caused by inflation in basic food products had to be put up with. That’s why they decided to introduce this ‘Great Collection’ from 25th to 27th November. non-perishable physical products can be donated make monetary donations to some organizations or cash lines. In addition, between 27 November and 5 December, the campaign will continue with cash donations in cash registers.
“All monetary donations will be fully converted to basic needs will be supplied to the banks according to their needs,” he explained. Likewise, the granrecogidadealimentos.org website reminded that it is possible to donate virtually any amount from the start of the campaign until the end of December, reminding that all donations made to FESBAL can be tax deductible by providing a cash receipt on the ‘Grand Collection’ website.
Currently, the beneficiaries of the Banco de Alimentos in Madrid 182,000 people are in poverty Compared to the end of 2019, -52.00 people more – daily meals are served. More than 560 legally recognized charities and 34 city chains, or 1,206 organizations, are participating. By 2022, the challenge for FBAM in the region is to reach 185,000 beneficiaries.
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