Continente Mission donates €477,000 to 43 institutions in Faro

in News · 07-03-2020 14:00:00 · 0 Comments

In 2019, Missão Continente supported, with a total of 477 thousand Euros in food surplus, 43 institutions in the District of Faro, through Continente stores in the Region. The support was divided between 31 social solidarity institutions and 12 animal support associations.

Daily donations to institutions take place throughout the year, in more than 300 Continente stores from north to south of the continental territory and archipelagos, which ensure delivery, according to the needs of the benefited institutions.

Last year, the support of Missão Continente reused a total of 12.3 million Euros in surplus, of which 8.5 million were donated to 1,022 social solidarity institutions and animal support associations spread across the country (71 more than in 2018). The remaining 3.8 million, on the other hand, correspond to food available to employees of stores and warehouses for consumption during working hours.

Donated articles are considered surplus when they lose their commercial character, but preserve all conditions of food safety and hygiene. That is, they maintain ideal conditions for consumption. These include fresh produce such as fruit, groceries and bakery items, among other food items.

The fight against food waste is one of the main pillars of the Continente Mission, which, in this way, guarantees the reuse of products that customers no longer select and forward them to those who can benefit from them.

The actions of Missão Continente are part of the initiatives that Continente has been communicating as #BomParaPortugal, as they reflect the intrinsic relationship that the brand has been developing with the communities it is inserted in, as a thank you for the trust placed, over more than three decades.

Social solidarity institutions and animal support associations wishing to receive this support through stores in their area of ??influence must apply on the official website of Missão Continente - https://missao.continente.pt/.


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