Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A caring town

I have made the point many times on this blog that Bigastro is a very caring town. The elderly, the infirm, the young and the needy are all thought of and catered for.

At a time when most families are preparing for Christmas, New Year and the Three Kings by stocking up with special foods, our thoughts should go to those less fortunate who will not even have the basic necessities to see them through the festive season.

To help them, the Council of Social Welfare in the town have been distributing food to the needy in Bigastro. The items have been donated for the San José de Calasanz school by the social work of La Caixa bank and the European Union Food Bank of Plan 2009. In total, one hundred food parcels containing vegetables, cakes, milk and juices have been prepared for distribution.

Mari Carmen Alonso, the councillor for Social Welfare, explains that the Social Services department had been working to try and enlarge the Food Bank by obtaining contributions from as many sources as possible so that they can provide aid to the maximum number of people.

I am sure that the recipients of this aid will be very grateful, we all hope they enjoy the provisions.

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