Rotary donates fridges for Refood

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI), whose mission is to help those in need, joined forces with the Rotary Clubs of Faro, Olhão and Praia da Rocha to help purchase refrigeration units for the new Refood premises in Faro and Almancil.

Helped by a grant from the Portuguese Rotary Foundation, almost €3,000 was raised to buy the equipment.

Refood has seen a big increase in demand for help since the pandemic hit a year ago. Refood is an independent, citizen-driven, 100% volunteer, eco-humanitarian community charity, working to eliminate food waste and hunger on a neighbourhood basis.

It has centres throughout Portugal with three in the Algarve in Faro, Almancil and Algoz/Tunes.

“For many people who have lost their jobs and income over the last year, Refood has been a life saver, literally,” said RCEPI.

For further information on how the organisation operates, see their website www.re-food.org

To see the many ways RCEPI helps the community and information on current fundraisers, visit the website www.rotaryestoipalace.org or email email moc@rotaryestoipalace.org