Banco Alimentar ‘food drive’ in supermarkets over weekend collects 1,100 tons of donations

Portuguese people shopping over the weekend donated 1,100 tons of foodstuff to volunteers working for the Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome – the NGO that literally feeds people who cannot afford to feed themselves. Volunteers were out in force in the country’s supermarkets – for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The bulk of food was collected on Saturday (over 870 tons), with another almost 300 having been gathered by Sunday lunchtime.