Solidary project: do not throw the food away

Since the beginning of the school year, the AMPA of the European School of Alicante (EEA) has been carrying out a solidarity project in collaboration with the NGO SINTIGO AYUDA and with the help of AUSOLAN, the company that runs the school canteen.

The daily surplus from the school canteen, around 3%, is donated to SINTIGO for distribution to people and families in need.

Due to the pandemic and the resulting individual and class confinements, these surpluses have recently become more important. On the other hand, the need is also growing.

Under normal conditions, we donate about 40 packages per day, often containing two portions. With the confinements, we are now reaching 90 on some days. This means that between 90 and 180 needy people will have something to eat that day.

On Wednesday 3rd of February, the School management informed the whole school  community of its decision to close the school and switch to distance learning the week of 8-12 February.

As a consequence, Ausolan, faced with the impossibility of offering its services, not even in the take-away mode, and to avoid a one-week ERTE of its 60 employees, in collaboration with AMPA, will prepare for SINTIGO all the raw materials and perishables already purchased and that cannot be preserved or donated in their condition. 

15kg vegetables · 60kg fruits
150 flans · 900 portions

Ausolan will reimburse 30%, cost of raw materials in the next bill to the families registered in the canteen.  Ausolan will also take advantage of this week to carry out the cleaning and disinfection tasks planned for the holiday week.

Listen the interview on the radio COPE · 05feb (Spanish)


Message from Sintigo NGO

In these difficult times we ask for your help again. We need financial resources to continue with our initiative to feed many of our residents in Alicante. If you want to collaborate with us or if you want to become a member please make a donation to the following account:
ES68 0073 0100 5905 0601 6756 (bank account belong to Sintigo).