Carried out in Portuguese supermarkets, the action uses technology to serve underprivileged families
Not even the social isolation is able to stop social action in favor of families in need during the pandemic. In Portugal, Banco Alimentar NGO started to collect food in supermarkets from all over the country digitally, in order to avoid circulation of volunteers, reducing contamination risk in this period.
This year’s motto is “Help to fill up this void”, and since Thursday, May 21, until the end of the month the traditional food collection campaign will receive donations through the Ajuda Vale, which is carried out in supermarket checkouts, or through the action’s web portal.
In 2019, it was 21 Banco Alimentar from Portugal, distributing over 23,000 tons of food with estimated value of 31.7 million euros. About 2,400 institutions were assisted, supporting approximately 400 thousand families.