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06/ 5/2013

The Council awards Supersol the contract for €80,000 of food for families in need

The Council awards Supersol the contract for €80,000 of food for families in need

The Mijas Town Council has awarded the Supersol supermarkets chain the contract to the value of €80,000 for food and staple products for distribution amongst the families with fewer resources in the town.

The Council of Mijas has awarded the Supersol chain of supermarkets the contract to the value of €80,000 of food and staple products to be distributed amongst the families with fewest resources in the town.

This is a financial section included in this year’s budget by the mayor Ángel Nozal, with which the council wants to ensure that "no resident is in need of food", as the councillor for Social Welfare, Carmen Márquez, indicated today.

Mijas is the only Council in Spain that has a budget section specifically for acquiring basic food product, as a consequence of "the mayor’s sensitivity to all social issues", said the councillor.

Currently, and thanks to Cáritas and the Red Cross – entities that distribute food products, a total of 1,150 families in the town get this kind of aid, which is "guaranteed" for this year, indicated Carmen Márquez.

Thanks to the agreement with superSol, Cáritas and the Red Cross will receive 18,000 kilos of food and staple products, which will be distributed in packages with different "but very complete" contents amongst large families, families with few family members and those with small children "who need such expensive products as follow-on milk, cereal or nappies," explained the councillor for Social Welfare.

The manager of Supersol supermarkets, Ismael Jiménez, explained that his company "has accepted quite strict conditions" but "it is time for companies to take on and show their social responsibility". Jiménez thanked the Mijas council for "the opportunity to help such an important cause for families" with fewer financial resources.