Council helps families in need in Torrevieja

The Torrevieja City Council continues to develop the program for the delivery of food and basic necessities among the many families across the city, whose lives and finances have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 health pandemic.
The Department of NGOs and Volunteering, led by the councillor Concha Sala, have implemented the second extraordinary emergency contract, which saw an initial investment of 780,192 euros. This contract was approved last January, after the end of the first of the contracts that led to the delivery of more than 12,000 batches of food and hygiene products for people in situations of vulnerability and risk of social exclusion. With this second extraordinary emergency contract, more than 23,000 batches of food and basic necessities have already been delivered. This has been achieved thanks to work of the three local NGOs whose volunteer staff has been in charge of delivering the parcels to those in need: Alimentos Solidarios, Cáritas de la Parroquia de San Pedro y San Pablo and the Spanish Red Cross.
Families with 1 to 3 members receive a fortnightly delivery, while families with 4 to 6 members collect two parcels in the same period. Councilor Concha Sala has pointed out that an average of 16 calls have been received from families in extreme situations by the department she directs, although she has acknowledged that during the summer months this number has been reduced, since some people who have found work, albeit on a temporary basis.
The councillor praised the sensitivity of the Mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, “who has closely followed the development of these two contracts and has even given indications to study the situation of those who have suffered the consequences of the sanitary pandemic and, if necessary, start a third contract for food and basic necessities ”.