The Montjuïc venue is the centre for receiving food donations
Fira de Barcelona joins the Banc dels Aliments campaign
Fira de Barcelona, for the second time, joins the campaign ‘Hunger Doesn’t Go on Holiday’, launched by the Banc dels Aliments to help those most in need around us. In line with its corporate social responsibility policy, the institution has given over Hall 1 of the Montjuïc venue to the collection of donations until this coming Friday, 4 July.
Basic foodstuffs are needed, such as rice, pasta, pulses, oil and milk, which will be distributed to over 250,000 beneficiaries this summer.
More than 2.3 million children in Spain live below the poverty threshold and 23% of Spanish families with one or two children are suffering deprivation, barely managing to subsist on less than 14,700 euros per year for two adults and two children, according to UNICEF. In Catalonia alone, 20% of the population is at risk. This situation is exacerbated in the summer with the closure of school canteens and the drop in the number of food donations.
Those who would like to collaborate can bring their donations directly to the Montjuïc venue’s Hall 1, where last year 500 kilos of foodstuffs were collected, or go through the different activities organised by collaborating entities, companies and institutions. Further information
Barcelona, July 2013