More than half a thousand people participated in the sixth day of solidarity, which has had the collaboration of more than 50 local companies and entities

The Torres Family Foundation has celebrated this Saturday, November 30, in the winery of Pacs del Penedès, the sixth edition of the charity day ‘Get involved with La Marató’, which has collected 8,612 euros thanks to the contribution of more than 500 participants. As every year, the Foundation will double the amount collected and allocate a total of 17,224 euros to La Marató de TV3 for the research on minority diseases.

Mireia Torres, President of the Torres Family Foundation, says: “We want to thank all the participants for supporting this solidarity initiative, the USOC for their generous contribution and for the volunteers and collaborating companies who, with their invaluable and selfless collaboration, have contributed to the success of this day for the benefit of La Marató de TV3.”

The good weather, the incomparable environment and the cozy space of the visitor center, with the garden at the foot of the vineyard, have come together in the celebration of this new edition, which has been made possible by the collaboration of 50 volunteers and more than 50 companies and entities in the region. Throughout the day, participants enjoyed various gourmet activities, such as blind tapas, Iberian, cheese or sushi pairings, or popular food, all with great participation.

The novelty this year has been the activity ‘Make your own wine’ by the cellar Jean Leon, which has also been a success. Scheduled outdoor activities, such as the electric scooter route between the vineyards, as well as the various crafts and children’s activities to introduce the little ones to the world of vineyards, have exhausted the places.

The cultural and musical performances were also well received, starring the band of the M. Dolors Calvet Municipal School of Music, the Country Social Club Vilafranca, the Swing Vilafranca Group and the Rovell d’Ou children’s group, in addition of the performances of the Xicots and the Falcons of Vilafranca. The end of the day was a chocolate and a prize draw among all the participants.

Familia Torres Foundation donates 4,000 euros to be used to buy basic food. The Banc dels Aliments of Barcelona is a Foundation whose main objectives are to avoid waste by recovering surpluses of food suitable for human consumption and fighting against poverty, by delivering them to people in situations of food precariousness in our environment.

On this occasion, the campaign chosen was “More baby food”, an initiative aimed at buying baby food to meet the nutritional needs of 16,817 children, aged 3 to 15 years, and 2,984 newborns.

During this year 2019 we have also collaborated in the “No child without moustache” milk collection campaign organized by the banking entity La Caixa for the benefit of Banc dels Aliments.

The ceremony, held on Monday, November 11th at the headquarters of the Banc dels Aliments Foundation, was attended by Marta Torres Rosselló, vice president of the Torres Family Foundation and Roser Brutau i Basté, president of the Banc dels Aliments Foundation of Barcelona.

The Banc dels Aliments does not distribute food directly to users, but provides food to the network of social initiative entities that distributes them to people in vulnerable situations.

Familia Torres Foundation also collaborates annually with the Ressò – Rebost Solidari Association of Vilafranca del Penedès, beneficiary of Banc dels Aliments.

With this type of actions, in addition to collaborating with the most needy society, we are contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions since, in the production of food, in its transformation, in its transport and commercialization, resources and energy are used, which It represents an environmental impact that is measured in tons of CO2 equivalent. If food is wasted, it is wasted energy. Therefore, recovering them for people’s food means that this energy is not wasted, which represents a saving of environmental impact and a measure to fight against climate change.