Twenty-two members of the Intercruises’ Barcelona office recently gave up their time to embrace the festive spirit, by volunteering at El Gran Recapte – an annual event organized by the country’s Banc dels Aliments (food bank) foundation. Created in 1987, the foundation collects, categorizes and repackages food donations, which are later sent to those in need.
In a warehouse just outside the Catalan capital, the team joined dozens of others to help classify and pack over 85,000kg of food from 201 pallets collected across the region from the many participating supermarkets.
Some of the team were even interviewed for local TV!
“We’ve supported El Gran Recpate for several years now, and there are many repeating team members who volunteer year after year. This year we saw an almost-double increase in participation from the team, which is great! It’s a great cause, and it’s nice to have that sense of community when you’re working in a team to categorize the products – everybody comes together in the aid of making the festive period much easier for those less fortunate.” Andrea Gonzalez Romero, Sustainable Development Executive.
Intercruises wants to thank Canals Coach and Car Service for providing free transport for the team to and from the Banc dels Aliments warehouse.