The Galician company Conservas Daporta today joined the campaign ‘100 Years – 100 Tons’ with an important and deserving donation for this solidarity initiative organised by the Celta Foundation and the Food Bank of Vigo, on the occasion of the celebration of the Centenary of the RC Celta.
The historic firm from Cambados is contributing more than 500 kilos of high quality canned food to a campaign that began at the end of January with the enormous challenge of collecting 100 tonnes of non-perishable food over the course of this year.
The president of RC Celta, Carlos Mouriño, the vice-president of the Food Bank, Polo Quinteiro, and the director of the Celta Foundation, Germán Arteta, among others, received the manager of the Galician company, Alejandro Daporta, at the headquarters of the Vigo NGO. The canning company delivered more than half a thousand kilos of canned octopus, sardines, needles and baby squid in olive oil, all of them with the enormous quality that characterises this company founded in Cambados in 1939.
Those who wish to collaborate with this solidarity initiative can deposit non-perishable food at the points set up for this purpose in the club’s official shops at A Sede and Abanca Balaídos from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 and on Sundays when there is a match in the stadium.
In addition, the club has set up an exclusive telephone line for companies wishing to participate. You can call 666 533 366 from 10:00 to 14:00 hours. Donations can be made at the Banco de Alimentos, at Avenida de Alcalde Lavadores 102, or can be collected at the company itself by the food bank.
At present, the Fundación Provincial Banco de Alimentos de Vigo serves some 20,000 people in vulnerable situations and reaches them through more than 150 NGOs and approved entities with which it works in the province of Pontevedra. Before the outbreak of the 2020 pandemic, some 15,000 people were receiving assistance, but the health crisis and the economic context have led to an increase of some 5,000 more beneficiaries.