Operation Kilo – Food Drive

The Food Banks of Spain are holding Operation Kilo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in supermarkets inviting donations of non-perishable food items.

Operation Kilo is the primary food drive initiative, organised by the Food Bank of Spain in collaboration with Las Palmas Food Bank and a wide range of local organisations in solidarity with those most in need around the island.

Donation Boxes and volunteers will be prominent in shopping centres and supermarkets this coming Friday and Saturday also around Gran Canaria as well as on Sunday in many areas that have shops open, such as Mogán, Puerto Rico and Arguineguín.
Alcampo, Carrefour, Dinosol, El Corte Inglés, Grupo Bolaños, Mercadona, Supermercados Padilla and SPAR.

The campaign focuses on collecting as many basic non-perishable foods as possible from multiple shoppers at supermarkets over the days. The food, donated by anyone who cares to help, is collected thanks to the help of volunteers 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 #TheFoodProject in Arguineguín.

“In particular look out for the volunteers and collection boxes during these dates at the entrances to major supermarkets in your area. “

We are facing a new scenario of social emergency: the rise in prices has overlapped with the pandemic and is chronicling the situation of food poverty that many people in our province were already suffering. Currently, more than 36.8% of the Canarian population is at risk of severe poverty and social exclusion. Furthermore, the new crisis is not only affecting thousands of citizens in vulnerable situations, but also the Food Bank itself and the social entities in charge of distributing food in the neighbourhoods. Due to the rise in prices, they are receiving fewer and fewer donations and surpluses to supply their warehouses with provisions and have had to reduce the amount of food they distribute by more than 10%.


May 24 - 26 2024


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