Algarve Food Bank initiative distributes 9,000 bread rolls

The Banco Alimentar do Algarve and the Padaria do Rio Torto created a partnership in which they distribute a daily average of 800 rolls to families in need.

The Banco Alimentar do Algarve (Food Bank) and the Padaria do Rio Torto bakery in Ourique have created a partnership to help families in need.

The format of the “Pão por Pão” (bread for bread) initiative is simple: For every Alentejo bread bought from the said bakery, the Banco Alimentar do Algarve receives a “carcaça” (bread roll). The Food Bank collects the bread, which goes directly to the institution from where it is distributed.

Pão Rio Torto

The initiative was launched on February 17 and has since then been delivering an average of 800 loaves per day. So far, some nine thousand “carcaças” have been donated to those most in need.

Bruno Gregório, owner of the Padaria do Rio Torto, stresses that “this initiative is a way to allow everyone to have bread on their table. The idea is to reach more people”.

Gregório adds, “I have always been involved in social causes, but this is the first time I have had contact with the Algarve institution, and the results are positive”.

Nuno Cabrita Alves, president of the Algarve Food Bank, highlights the success of the “Pão por Pão” initiative. “The carcaças are delivered to the institution and actually reach those who need them the most”.

Bread from the Rio Torto bakery can be purchased at various food outlets.