The sanitary material distributor Safadifarma donated to Alicante Gastronómica Solidaria more than 300 protective screens and 3,000 masks for the volunteers who spent the Christmas holidays preparing and distributing more than 10,000 solidarity menus to needy groups in the province of Alicante. The delivery of the protection material was carried out at the ngo’s facilities and was attended by the CEO of Safadifarma, the doctor Kaled Safadi, and the president of Alicante Gastronómica Solidaria, Carlos Bath. This distributor joins in this way the more than 300 companies, and the selfless work of more than 800 cooks and volunteers mainly from the Alicante hospitality sector -among them several Michelin stars-, who collaborate with Alicante Gastronómica Solidaria, an assistance initiative that arises from civil society itself at the beginning of the pandemic to respond to a social demand as it is to provide food to the most disadvantaged groups in the province of Alicante and that has already managed to cook and distribute more than 220,000 solidarity menus since it began its work, as explained by the entity.
In the words of Dr. Kaled Safadi, “Safadifarma has chosen this initiative to make a donation of its protection products since it is a clear example of the success of public-private collaboration for the benefit of society and is being a demonstration that all together we can go further and above all, more needy”.
Carlos Baño thanked this gesture “which helps the volunteers to develop their work with the best guarantees of health protection against covid-19”. Likewise, he pointed out that Alicante Gastronómica Solidaria “has highlighted the hospitable, supportive and committed character of the hotel and restaurant industry, who has contributed all his talent, effort and work to be able to feed thousands of families every day in a particularly complicated situation, and also the support and commitment of the business and social fabricBecause thanks to them we can bring a little hope to the most disadvantaged groups and those who are experiencing the worst and try to make them smile ”.
Safadifarma is a Valencian company that since the outbreak of the pandemic has distributed around one million protection products per month to institutions, companies and individuals around the world through its online sales channel sfpharmaplus.com, where it also sells material specialized for healthcare professionals, such as the new covid antigen tests. Alicante Gastronómica Solidaria has the support and collaboration of the Alicante Chamber of Commerce, the Generalitat, the Alicante Provincial Council, city councils throughout the province, social entities, the CEV and the most representative business associations of the province such as APHEA, APHA, ARA, HOSBEC, FACPYME, FEMPA, CEDELCO, as well as IFA, remember from the NGO.
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