The Mercadona chain of supermarkets donated 3,327 tonnes of products to food banks, soup kitchens and other charities in Andalucía during 2020.
Equivalent to 55,450 shopping trolleys, it means that Mercadona has doubled its contributions of food and other staple items during the health and economic crisis compared to the previous year.
Throughout 2020, Mercadona has started to work with 19 new soup kitchens in Andalucía, adding to the existing 85 in the region.
In its commitment to help the most disadvantaged groups, the company has reinforced its donation process by implementing new measures that guarantee both the safety of people and the supply to these organisations.
Customers have also collaborated in the last year with the donation of 652 tonnes of food, mainly during the Great Collection in stores held from 16 to 22 November.
In Malaga province alone Mercadona donated 403 tonnes of staple products in 2020. The company collaborates with the Malaga Food Bank, the Malaga Red Cross and with soup kitchens and other charities.
Paco Rodríguez, director of External Relations at Mercadona in Malaga, said, “The exceptional situation that we are experiencing requires agility in our decisions with a single objective: to do whatever is necessary to respond to the demands of the people most in need in this situation of extraordinary complexity.”