Mijas, 3rd December 2018
Fundación CLC World and more than 80 volunteers joined in the Food Bank (Bancosol) initiative on the Costa del Sol for the 2018 Big Collection campaign (Gran Recogida).
Once again, staff showed their willingness and generosity by taking part in this scheme. It meant that all the collaborating supermarkets from Mijas and Fuengirola could be included. As the president of Bancosol, Joaquin Jimenez, acknowledged, these areas are usually less well covered.
Fundación CLC World President, Juan Miguel Marcos, also expressed his warmest thanks to all the volunteers who have dedicated their time and effort and put their hearts into every one of the projects with which Fundación CLC World has been involved.
For two days, 30th of November and 1st of December, many residents of the areas covered by the Big Collection, came to the shopping centres and supermarkets to make their food donations. Around 340 establishments in the Málaga province joined this worthy cause which also beat the previous record for food collected, with 602,500kilos registered.
The Big Collection 2018 managed to smash the amount obtained in the previous year, collecting 52,500kg more than the campaign carried out in 2017. This will allow Bancosol to help more than 44,000 people who are in real need. As the managers of Bancosol explained: “There are many families who still can’t cover their basic needs, that is why it is essential for everyone to give what they can when it comes to donating food.”