DIA Group delivers 3.8 million kilograms to Spanish Food Banks during 2017
The company has increased by 6.1% the amount delivered compared to the figure registered in 2016, which stood at 3.59 million kilos
Andalusia, with more than 717,000 kilos; Catalonia, with more than 603,000; and Castilla y León, with 483,000, have been the regions with the highest delivery rates in 2017
DIA Group has delivered 14.5 million kilograms to Spanish Food Banks since 2012
DIA has reached an all-time high by delivering more than 3.8 million kilosto the Spanish Food Bank. This figure represents an increase of 6.1% compared to 2016, establishing a new milestone for the company in Spain, as last year this figure stood at 3.59 million. The figure includes deliveries from the company’s warehouses (over 860,000 kilos), the Great Food Collection (2.8 million kilos) and the kilo-specific operations carried out throughout the year (145,500 kilos).
These acts of solidarity have been possible thanks to the support of the customers and the company’s employees, the DIA franchises, and the different collaborators that DIA Group works with on a regular basis, as well as its suppliers of products and logistics services.
In the last five years, DIA Group has managed a seven-fold increase in the amount collected. In 2012 this figure stood at around 510,000 kilos, a figure that doubled in 2013 (1.1 million), mainly driven by the Great Food Collection, which celebrated its first edition. The figures posted stable growth in the following two years, 2014 and 2015, with volumes of 2.1 and 3.4 million, respectively. It is worth noting that the accumulated volume delivered to the Spanish Food Bank from 2012 to 2017 exceeds 14.5 million kilos.
With the participation of around 2,000 DIA Group stores
Regarding the analysis at the regional level, the first thing that stands out is the high volume of establishments that have participated in the delivery of food this year. 1,984 company stores in 16 different autonomous communities have collaborated to reach this year’s record figure of 3.8 million kilos.
The company stores in 16 different autonomous communities have collaborated to reach this year’s record figure of 3.8 million kilos.
Thus, DIA makes progress in its commitment to make the most of surplus stock, with the aim of getting food to the greatest possible number of people. In this regard, the company also forms part of the ‘FoodWaste’ project, an initiative promoted by AECOC (Spanish Association of Manufacturers and Distributors) designed to avoid food waste.