Caritas Spain, founded in 1957, is the Catholic Church’s official organization in Spain for charity and social relief, instituted by the Spanish Episcopal Conference. Caritas gives food to those who are unemployed, or in other unfortunate circumstances, and do not have family support.
Albox has two branches – Caritas del Pueblo near the Town Hall and Caritas de la Loma in San Francisco Square. Families in need register with the Town Hall for access to their food banks.
As a result of the Covid outbreak, more families than ever need this support and the charity is struggling to meet their needs. With its supply already low, it will be unable to do its normal Christmas food drive in the supermarkets in December. Their situation is dire. The Almanzora Group of Friends and the Albox Foreign Residents Association would like to help them during this crisis and to this end are organizing a collection of non-perishable food and other essential items during November and December.
The list of items is shown below. These can be dropped off at our Centre in Plaza San Antonio, to Girasol in Calle Malaga or to the Persa florist next to the Wok restaurant by Mercadona. A donation box will be provided for those who prefer to give money to the charity to purchase these supplies.
Please help if you can.
- Paňales (baby nappies) sizes, 4, 5 and 6
- Nocilla (chocolate nut spread)
- Judias en bolsa (beans in bags, not fresh)
- Lentejas en bolsa (lentils in bags not fresh)
- Leche (Milk)
- Cola Cao (chocolate drink)
- Poticos (baby food)
- Powdered milk for babies aged 1 – 3
- Pasta – espagueti, fideo etc
- Harina (flour)
- Fruta en conserva (jam and marmalade)
- Sardinas (Sardines and any other tinned fish)
- Pate Piara (small jars of pate)