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Hotels donate unused food and equipment to charities before closing down

Produce donated by the Fuerte hotel group to Cáritas.
Produce donated by the Fuerte hotel group to Cáritas. / SUR
  • The Parador group has given eight tonnes of food to help the most vulnerable and 137,000 pairs of disposable gloves to the authorities

Hotels are closing down in Spain because of the coronavirus crisis, and some are helping those in need by donating the food they will no longer need to charities and the authorities.

The Parador chain of hotels has given eight tonnes of food to help the most vulnerable, and has provided the Ministry of Health with 137,000 pairs of disposable gloves.

Organisations such as Cáritas, Cruz Roja and food banks will benefit, as well as care homes and social canteens.

In different regions of Spain, Paradores has donated 1,550 dozen eggs, 2.6 tonnes of juice oranges, 2,000 kilos of other fruits, 1,300 kilos of vegetables and more than 800 kilos of potatoes, as well as 4,000 dairy products.

The Fuerte hotel group, which is staggering the closure of its establishments, has already closed its two in Marbella, Fuerte Marbella and Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella, and is donating more than 1,500 kilos of perishable food items to Cáritas.

The AEHCOS hotel association is also calling on its members to donate any face masks or gloves in their possession to the state security forces when they close down.