A CHARITY has given away almost 30,000 kilos of food and clothing to needy families in Malaga.
Around 350 families, totally more than 1,700 people, have benefitted from 29,800 kilos of food, 1,600 pieces of clothing and 75 pairs of shoes.
More than 120 volunteers are used to hand out the donations and the INPAVI in Malaga will donate the goods tomorrow on Camino de la Corta from 9.30am to 2pm and 4.30pm until the end of the day.
In September Mijas Council launched a food delivery service for those on low incomes.
The initiative, aimed at those aged over 65, will begin on Monday September 25. The Councillor for Social Services, Mari Carmen Carmona, announced her department is once again launching the project for the second consecutive year, benefitting 20 users for six months.
She explained, “our main objective is to cover the basic needs of all grandparents who live in difficult situations,” adding, “many seniors are ashamed to ask for these grants.” She emphasised, “this is an initiative where the anonymity of the applicants remains.”
From September 25, interested parties will be able to register their application in the department of Social Services
The initiative consists of bringing lunch to the homes of twenty users over 65 with limited financial resources. Councillor Carmona explained, “we are talking about a catering service bringing a lunch prepared Monday to Saturday to each of these households. A Sunday meal will be delivered the day before to each of the beneficiaries.”
The meals consist of cold food that complies with sanitary regulations which is then heated up by its recipient.