Distribution of about 2 tons of food and drink is underway in the province of Pisa Made in Italy to families in difficulty, the initiative of Coldiretti, Campagna Amica and Filiera Italia
Farmers to the rescue of the new poor. Distribution of about 2 tons of food and drink Made in Italy all families in need. The initiative, promoted by Coldiretti, Campagna Amica and Italy Supply Chain with the participation of the most important economic and social realities of the country, he will get to the heart of the match hours. According to an estimate of Coldiretti based on Caritas Toscana data I am about 20 thousand individuals in poverty absolute in the province of Pisa, equal to 5.4% on a regional basis.
“The goal – he explains Fabrizio Filippi, President Coldiretti Pisa – is to give even the poorest the opportunity to taste the best of Italian and Tuscan gastronomy to remember that together with the health emergency we must fight the economic and employment emergency. Poverty is an emergency, and unfortunately it is an emergency that involves, also due to the pandemic, more and more families. There are really many, even in our community, saddened by an expanding economic, and therefore social, hardship ”.
According to the latest Caritas dossier, the groups most in difficulty are young people, foreigners and large families. The individual poverty rate rose from 7.7% to 8.5% in 2020. “The farmers’ parcels – explains President Filippi – will be distributed to families in need identified by our confederation together with the social services of the municipalities and parishes. Each family receives a parcel from about 30 chili peppers with 100% Made in Italy products: from pasta to legumes, from tomato puree to cotechino, from raw ham to flour, from Grana Padano to Parmigiano Reggiano, from Provolone to UHT milk, from panettone to pandoro, from extra virgin olive oil to mortadella, from meat mascarpone box, from biscuits for children to baby food “.
The Last year, in the province of Pisa alone, in full pandemic, Coldiretti distributed determinant of important realities of the country. “With this initiative we want to dare continuity and concreteness to Coldiretti’s social and human presence in the area through its businesses, its markets and its commitment to the communities. – explains President Filippi – But we also want to highlight the great food excellences of the country that have contributed to making Made in Italy great in Italy and abroad and represent a decisive resource from which to start again. A system where over three million people work in the food supply chain, from the countryside to industries to transport, shops and supermarkets, to ensure continuity in the supply of food and drinks to the population ”.
The initiative was made possible by the participation of: Conad, Enel, Intesa San Paolo, Philip Morris Italia, Snam, Eni, Grana Padano, Granarolo, Generali, Rigamonti, Poste Italiane, Parmigiano Reggiano, Montana, Casillo, Le Stagioni d ‘Italy, Virgilio, Plasmon, Casa Modena, Italian Railways, Terna, Novamont, Pomì, Gardalatte, Banco BPM, Unioncamere and Codacons.
For information www.pisa.coldiretti.it, official Facebook page @coldirettipisalivorno and official YouTube page “Coldiretti Toscana”
Source: Coldiretti press office