The emergency linked to the spread of Covid-19, in addition to being a health crisis, has become increasingly social and requires a careful response from our entire community.
For this reason, the Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani has decided to intervene through food support: a concrete gesture to be by the side of the weakest and most fragile in the face of this emergency, further strengthening solidarity networks.
Thanks to the fundraising promoted by the Community Foundation, a total of 90,000 Euros were donated which were entirely dedicated to the purchase of food vouchers to meet the needs of the most fragile people in our territory.
This emergency, in fact, has affected those who were already experiencing situations of difficulty or fragility above all, while at the same time is creating new poverty.
The initiative was implemented thanks to an alliance with various organizations, starting with the local chapters of Caritas of the three Dioceses of the territory of the Community Foundation (Agrigento, Mazara del Vallo and Trapani) which are taking care of the delivery of the shopping vouchers thanks to their widespread network of volunteers in the area.
An important role is also being played by the supermarket networks, 15 in total, which have also joined the initiative and who are guaranteeing a 10% discount on the value of the vouchers, for a total amount of 9,000 Euros. These are the Conad brand supermarkets (Comediterraneo srl, Infantino Ignazio & C. sas, F.lli Saccomando S&G snc) in the cities of Agrigento, Cattolica Eraclea, Favara, Grotte, Licata, Montallegro, Racalmuto and the Decò brand supermarkets (Sottile srl, Giorgi Massimo srl) of the cities of Trapani, Erice, Marsala, and Mazara del Vallo.
“This crisis affects the economic, human and social capital and initiatives are needed that can rebuild a community based on the principle of solidarity,” declared the President of the Community Foundation, Pietro Basiricò. “In these last few days, the delivery of the 2050 shopping vouchers we have purchased has begun, each one worth 40 – 50 Euros, for a total value of 99,000 Euros. This is an important help for families and people experiencing a difficult situation due to the emergency, but more still needs to be done. For this reason we ask those who can to help us, even with a small donation, together we can do a lot.”
To face this emergency straining all of our communities and, at the same time, further demonstrate the beautiful face of an Italy that does not give up and helps those in need, you can donate at the following link or by contacting the Community Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org