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Food Bank Celebrates its Seventh Year

O Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome da Madeira (Madeira Food Bank Against Hunger) recently celebrated its seventh anniversary.  In their press statement they said that ‘Seven years ago a group of citizens, concerned with the well-being of people and families with nutritional deficiencies created the O Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome da Madeira, and we thank all the volunteers who during the first two years who were the main workers along with the help of patrons and donors.

The press release went on to say that ‘In the meantime, we have been growing and have won financial support from cooperation agreements with the Regional Government and with some of the municipalities, which has allowed for a more structured and stable evolution of the food banks aims.  To all the companies that daily contribute food and provide various services, to all the benefactors and regions institutions who help those in need, we give our thanks.’

Samantha Gannon

info at madeira-weekly.com

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