Intermarché collects over 22 tonnes of food for families in need

Intermarché supermarket chain has helped raise over 22 tonnes of food for the Portuguese Food Bank (Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome), which will deliver the products to families in need across the country.

After having already collected over 30 tonnes of food in June, the supermarket chain carried out another food drive for two weeks between November 25 and December 8 which brought the year’s tally to over 50 tonnes.

“Proximity, solidarity and concern for those close to us is not only part of the brand’s DNA but also of its workers and clients. That is why Intermarché thanks everyone who contributed to the success of this initiative, which certainly makes a difference to the lives of those most in need,” the chain said in a statement to the press.

Intermarché adds that it is committed to using its resources to contribute to the “wellbeing of everyone who finds themselves in a more vulnerable situation”, stressing that the food drive is held by the supermarket group every year.

The food products were collected at stores all over Portugal, with everyday products such as rice, milk and biscuits being just some of the many items donated.

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