This campaign is far from being just a local one because it is a national scheme; towns all over the country are doing the same; each trying to stock their ever-depleting shelves of prime-necessity foodstuffs for the local needy.
The campaign, entitled, Gran Recogida, counts on the collaboration of supermarkets and shops across the land, so that shoppers will have the chance to pick up something extra and donate it on their way out of the shop.
Obviously, the campaign needs volunteers to man the shops, with their volunteer vests, smiles and large cardboard boxes to receive the donated foodstuffs, which should be of the non-perishable kind; i.e., no fresh meats & veg for example.
The Costa Tropical campaign will be centred upon the Mercadona, Lidl, SuperSol and Dia outlets. To cover this the Food Bank needs around 100 volunteers. Anybody who is interested in donating their free time (only when it is convenient for them) should contact the Banco de Alimentos de la Costa by phoning 958 601 163, or their office, which is in Motril.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)