SOLIDARITY OF PROXIMITY
Last March, 7th, we initiated together with Fundació Banc de Recursos and Fundació Catalana de la Prevenció de Residus i Consum Responsable, the project PONT ALIMENTARI, (“Food Bridge”), an initiative that tries to reduce food waste and promote solidarity.
We have signed an agreement, by which the persons we support can accede to the good use of the excess of fresh or cooked food, generated by different supermarkets, or restaurant and catering companies.
From the social team of Som – Fundació we propose homes with scarce economic resources and that have housing support. From this point, we coordinate with the Bank of Resources, the responsible of searching proximity Markets in order to assign them the proposed houses.
The same day, March, 7th, we made the first presentation, together with Mariona Ortiz, responsible of the project Pont Alimentari (Food Bridge), with the supermarket Veritas, Major Street of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The persons in charge of this shop, Cristian and Patricia, have received us very kindly has offered us a lot of flexibility and facility in order to favour the delivery of the food to Roberto M. and Ramsés M., person we support.
The team of the project has agreed that Roberto and Ramsés go every Thursday with Txell, the person who supports them, to search for the surpluses that Veritas might have generated during the week and, from then on, they can program their weekly shopping.
This task of Pont Alimentari gets us closer to a project that we are eager to expand to the rest of the persons who integrate the Programme of Independent Life and that, at the same time, allows us guarantee in a new way the welfare and interests of the person we protect.