The town hall of Porto de Mós, in the district of Leiria, will pay for Christmas baskets for around 250 families in socially vulnerable situations, Jorge Vala, president of the town, said on Friday 18th.
“We are handing over 250 baskets to the charitable movement and conferences of São Vicente de Paulo, which, in turn, will reach the families that have been identified with the support of the parish councils,” said Jorge Vala, referring to “Fully supported by the municipality ”.
According to the mayor, the baskets, “well composed, are a treat to offer these families, who live in difficulty, a different moment”.
Jorge Vala said the 250 or so families who will receive the basket correspond, roughly, to 700 people.
The distribution of the baskets started last year, but then in smaller quantities, said the mayor, no doubt the increase is due to the social and economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic and “to a much finer meshwork in the assessment of people in difficulty ”.
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Throughout the year, it is this movement, the conferences of São Vicente and the offices that deliver the foodstuffs donated by the Food Bank, Caritas and supermarkets to families.
“In this support which is given throughout the year, the town is supplemented with fresh products, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and eggs, in addition to hygiene and maintenance products”, explained the mayor.
Jorge Vala explained that the municipality has a free phone line, 800210102, for people who find it difficult to ask for help or for any citizen to communicate if he knows that a family is having difficulties.
“Our social action office is activated, evaluating the situation and providing assistance,” he added, referring that when information of this magnitude reaches the commune, families can be referred to receive continued support. or one-off.https://thetrustedchronicle.com/