- Social entities from 40 Spanish cities will receive a total of 7,000 cards worth 150 euros to purchase food, clothes and toys
- On December 24th in Madrid, Fundación MAPFRE and the World Central Kitchen will distribute 30,000 Christmas dinners prepared by a team led by chef José Andrés
Fundación MAPFRE, aware of the current situation in which many families are living in Spain, has launched an initiative to support people in a situation of extreme vulnerability, taking into account the difficult situation they will be living through this holiday season. To do so, he will distribute 7,000 Christmas cards worth 150 euros with which they can purchase food, clothing and toys at Carrefour stores.
The cards comes with a Christmas gift made by the Fundación A LA PAR, an organization that strives to integrate people with intellectual disabilities into the workplace. In this way we want to transmit a message of hope and optimism by helping the groups most affected by the crisis.
The initiative is part of the extraordinary COVID actions set in motion by Fundación MAPFRE and is channeled through 42 social entities attached to its SéSolidario project and simultaneously in 40 Spanish cities.
Beneficiaries will mainly be families with children and people in isolation and loneliness, in situations of extreme vulnerability, focusing especially on those who have been laid off during the pandemic or whose income has dropped dramatically as a result of the health crisis.
30,000 dinners on the 24th of December en Madrid
Fundación MAPFRE has collaborated with the NGO World Central Kitchen (WCK), whose founder is the prestigious Spanish chef José Andrés, by purchasing food for the preparation of 30,000 Christmas dinners that will be distributed on 24th December through over 60 social entities that will deliver the dinners on the day to vulnerable families.
More than 400 volunteers from Fundación MAPFRE will help to make and distribute these menus, under the guidelines of the WCK organization during December 21st, 22nd and 23rd in the kitchens of the World Central Kitchen at the Mercado de Santa Eugenia in Madrid. Over 1 million meals have already been handed out from this premises since last April.
On December 24th these menus will be delivered to different social entities and organizations at the Metropolitan Wanda Stadium for distribution among vulnerable families.
WCK launched its first kitchen in Spain in March, reaching a total of 18 kitchens with more than 500 distribution points in 24 Spanish cities. So far more than 50,000 volunteers have cooked and distributed more than 2.5 million meals in Spain.