November 25, 2022 – December 6, 2022 all-day

Operation Kilo 

The Food Banks of Spain are holding the next edition of Operation Kilo: Friday, November 25; Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, in SPAR supermarkets with donation of food items.

Other shops such as Carrefour, Lidl, Hiperdino, Makro, Unide, Corte Inglés and Mercadona will be collecting money donations at the cashier between November 28 and December 6.

Operation Kilo, is the primary food drive initiative, organised by the Food Bank of Spain and in collaboration with Las Palmas Food Bank and a wide range of local organisations in solidarity with those most in need around the island.  Volunteers will be prominent in shopping centres and supermarkets this coming Friday and Saturday around Gran Canaria as well as on Sunday in many areas that have shops open, such as Mogán, Puerto Rico and Arguineguín .

The campaign focuses on collecting as many basic foods as possible from multiple shoppers at supermarkets over the next two days. The food donated by anyone who cares to help is collected thanks to the help of a group of volunteers (still more needed in the south!!) and the collaboration of the various supermarkets. Once the food has been collected, it is sent to the main Las Palmas Food Bank warehouse, from where it is distributed to people in need through several charitable associations, such as The Food Project in Arguineguín.

“In particular look out for the volunteers and collection boxes this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the entrances to major supermarkets in your area.

Campaign Objectives

– Collect long-lasting nutritious foods that help complement the daily activity of the Food Bank of Las Palmas.
– Raise awareness and mobilize the population about the current reality of poverty in our province, and in turn, favor continued collaboration with the Food Banks throughout the year.