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The Damm Foundation supports community projects

The Damm Foundation supports community projects

The restaurant trade provides food and water to social organisations across the country

Chefs, restaurants and catering suppliers in Barcelona and Madrid have decided to get together to fight against the crisis caused by Covid-19, preparing food and delivering it free to those who are working to put the brakes on the pandemic and to social organisations, which will distribute it among the most vulnerable groups of society.

More than fifty restaurants in Barcelona and Madrid, coordinated by various groups such as Delivery for Heroes, Food 4 Heroes, Health Warriors or World Central Kitchen BCN, are preparing more than 5,000 meals a day and supplying them directly to hospitals, retirement homes and soup kitchens across the country.

The Damm Foundation is supporting this philanthropic project by donating bottles of Veri and Fuente Liviana water, which will be served with the meals. “This time of crisis is the moment to collaborate, to join forces, to help and protect those who need it most. The Damm Foundation would like to acknowledge the extraordinary social actions of these chefs and restaurants, making all of our resources available to this cause”, asserted the President of the Damm Foundation, Demetrio Carceller Arce.

Among those who have benefitted so far include health workers at the Bellvitge, Clinic, Sant Pau and Vall d'Hebron hospitals in Barcelona, at the Gregorio Marañón, La Paz, Ramón y Cajal and 12 de Octubre hospitals in Madrid, among many others, in addition to retirement homes and social organisations such as the Fundació Arrels.

Behind this good cause there are other heroes: those working the stoves. In Barcelona, the kitchens of the restaurants Casa Leopoldo (led by Romain Fornell), La Mundana, El Quim de la Boqueria, Teresa Carles, Can Pizza, Pizza Market, Fish&Chips, Gonzalez&Co, Las Muns or Tandoor, among many others, and of the Torres&Helman and Valors Food catering companies, are working hard to make their contribution. In Madrid, the restaurants of groups such as EsconditeLALALA and Grosso Napoletano are just a few of the examples of those who are striving to play their part.

This collaboration is in addition to the donation of more than 30,000 litres (about 50,000 bottles) of mineral water to health centres, hospitals and social organisations made by the Damm Foundation last week.