Imperial Tobacco’s Spanish employees have collected more than 4,500 kg of food to help alleviate hunger amongst the poor.
The Altadis Foundation made an appeal for contributions for a third successive year to coincide with World Food Day on October 16.
Items were donated for ‘Operación Kilos’ by employees at the company’s sites inMadrid, Logroño,Santanderand theCanary Islands.
The food will go to support those struggling to feed themselves acrossSpain, where unemployment has reached 25 per cent.
“The basic needs of the population have increased considerably due to the economic crisis we are suffering here inSpain– that’s why our help is even more important,” said Fernando Domínguez, chairman of the Foundation and premium cigar director.
And Miguel Angel Martin Esteban, Foundation board member and communications manager forSpain, added that he was especially proud that, this year, twice as much food had been collected as was collected last year.
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