The first phase of the food collection in Spain was a success, even though it was organized in a different way due to the pandemic. For safety reasons, the food collected in stores between 16 and 22 November was not put in a container but customers could donate the desired amount at the cashdesk. On top of that, people could also donate online until 13 December.
The mobilization of the donors was big! According to a sample of 60% in store collection, the provisional results show that 33% more food has been collected over the goal that had been set of 21 million euros. This means that chain stores have raised 23 million euros, to which 5 million must be added from the online donations.
Although this amount collected in the first phase is high, it will not be sufficient to cope with the increase of beneficiaries in the Spanish Food Banks. This year more than ever the call for donations is crucial. More info on https://www.granrecogidadealimentos.org/.