Arona expands its aid during crisis with fresh food bank
Arona council has launched a new resource from the Social Services department to deliver fresh food such as fruits, vegetables and meat to the most vulnerable people during this coronavirus pandemic.
This new food bank joins the existing non-perishable products bank, and food and drug aid for the elderly or people with mobility problems, whose volunteers received 3D protective visors this week.
"We are living through a difficult time in which it is important to be empathetic with all of our residents and to make us feel that we are all making an effort," says the Mayor of Arona, Jos� Juli�n Mena. "Our idea is to go one step further and we will donate part of the government group's salary to the purchase of food for this new resource that we have created, and which is very necessary."
The foods are being distributed at home by the council so that recipients do not have to leave their house. For this distribution, an external company has been hired, whose workers are suitably identified and with the appropriate sanitary security measures.
Another important measure taken by the corporation is home help for the elderly and people with reduced mobility or disabilities who are in solitary situations or are unaccompanied. A group of eleven volunteers, who during this week have received a consignment of protective visors made at the initiative of the Youth area with 3D printers to expand their security measures against COVID-19, are buying food or acquiring drugs for these people.
At the moment, 958 residents of Arona have received this type of resource activated from the Social Services area of ??the council: 40 elderly or people with reduced mobility, home help with food and drugs, and 918 products from the food bank since distribution began on March 25th.
All the people who want to apply for these aids only have to contact Social Services through the telephone numbers 010, 922 76 16 00 or the new free telephone number 900 701 151. They can also do so through the mail firstname.lastname@example.org