The Wolf Valley Charity Fund (WVCF) donated €20,000 to the Algarve Food Bank (Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome do Algarve) on December 10.
The donation was only possible “thanks to the generosity of dozens of people and entities who recognise the work of the Algarve Food Bank as vital for the support of underprivileged people in the region”, particularly now with so many people out of a job.
The Food Bank will be using the money to purchase essential food items, such as “milk, pasta, rice, pulses, canned fish, sausages, olive oil and cereal”.
Supermarket campaigns run by Food Bank volunteers were not possible this year due to the pandemic, thus this generous donation will go a long way towards helping the organisation continue its work of supporting those most in need in society.
Established in 1999 by a group of Vale do Lobo residents, the Wolf Valley Charity Fund aims to raise funds to support those less fortunate in the local area.
Since its creation, the WVCF has helped to make a significant difference to a number of local institutions and while the main causes for support are chosen each year, smaller contributions are also regularly made to other organisations in dire need of help.
Requests for food aid have increased in the Algarve, with the Banco Alimentar currently supporting over 25,000 people (click here).
Tourism-related businesses have been severely impacted by the pandemic which has led to a rise in unemployment in the region. More families than ever are having to resort to organisations such as the Banco Alimentar for food.