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Donation helps maintain support for Mijas food bank

Helene and Bonnik Hansen (c) at the food bank in Las Lagunas.
Helene and Bonnik Hansen (c) at the food bank in Las Lagunas. / SUR
  • Soroptimist International Costa del Sol, which has been doing a weekly delivery of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs to the municipal foodbank, received the aid from the Bonnik Hansen Stiftung foundation

Thanks to a recent financial donation, Soroptimist International Costa del Sol will be able to continue with its weekly delivery of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs to the municipal foodbank for at least another six months.

The donation was received from German foundation Bonnik Hansen Stiftung, an association that has supported numerous national and international social and educational projects.

Last week, founders Bonnik Hansen and his wife Helene visited the foodbank in Las Lagunas, which is run by the Red Cross and the Social Services Department of Mijas town hall. They were welcomed by councillor for Social Services Hipolito Zapico, Red Cross representative, Ander Echebarria, and Soroptimist vice-president Daphne Theunissen.

"We were looking at ways to support the local people during these difficult times and liked the way Soroptimist has been supporting the foodbank. We are happy to get involved and make a difference," Bonnik Hansen said.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide women's organisation which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The Mijas branch began the food project in April 2020 to assist people who had lost their livelihood because of the pandemic.