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Spar Italy Partner Aspiag Service Donated More Than 1,000 Tonnes Of Food In 2020

Spar Italy partner Aspiag Service donated more than 1,000 tonnes of unsold food in 2020 to local charities as part of its commitment to reduce food waste and help people in need.

A total of 590 company-owned stores donated to over 200 charities last year, which contributed to the preparation of more than 2.3 million meals for people in need.

Donations

Francesco Montalvo, general manager of Aspiag Service, said that the company's “commitment to curb food waste is a priority and a deeply consolidated practice for us.

"Our company has been donating unsold food since 2003 by partnering with local charities such as the Food Bank and Last Minute Market.”

Montalvo added that the coronavirus pandemic has made its task harder, but the group “worked to overcome operational challenges to ensure we could donate food safely for all people involved, as it became clear that the need for this type of support had become even greater during the health crisis.”

Sustainable Development

Aspiag Service has been pursuing a strategy of sustainable development for several years, incorporating responsible retailing, including support to local communities and environmental protection.

Montalvo stated that as well as preventing food waste, the group has been actively promoting healthy eating habits through its ‘Good Habits’ school initiative.

"Over the last eleven years, this has involved 2,000 teachers and 15,000 children," he said. "The promotion of good eating habits is vital to producing a cultural shift with regards to health and nutrition, and to restore the true value of food.”

© 2021 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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