With the aim of supporting and caring for the elderly, CMPC and Red de Alimentos will implement the first “Social Pantry” in the municipality of Puente Alto, located on one of the properties adjacent to the paper plant, at 860 José Luis Coo Street.
The initiative, which could begin its trial phase in June, seeks to benefit close to 2,500 senior citizens who will receive food and basic necessities on a weekly basis, with the aim of improving their quality of life and nutrition. The requirements to apply are to be over 60 years old, live in Puente Alto and earn less than the minimum wage.
The agreement was signed at Red de Alimentos with the participation of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Empresas CMPC, Luis Felipe Gazitúa, together with the Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Guillermo Turner, the founder and President of Corporación Red de Alimentos, Carlos Ingham, and the General Manager of the organization, María Eugenia Torres.
CMPC joined Red de Alimentos, Chile’s first food bank, which since 2010 has developed a sustainable model that rescues food and basic necessities that are no longer marketable, and subsequently delivering them to social organizations that serve people in vulnerable situations. Thanks to the Red de Alimentos model, more than 56 million kilos of food and basic necessities have been rescued.