International fishing and processing group Nueva Pescanova is participating in the fight against COVID-19 by donating products to feed medical staff and auxiliary personnel at the field hospital at the Madrid IFEMA centre.
Nueva Pescanova is collaborating with leading restaurant groups in Madrid, such as Grupo Larrumba, Grupo Lalala and Grupo El Escondite by providing resources to help the staff working at IFEMA. Hake, prawn and seafood salad products are used by the participating restaurants to prepare around 1100 daily meals for healthcare and security personnel.
This initiative, which has been in progress for over three weeks, aims to lighten the day-to-day life of health workers by allowing them to avoid having to buy food or cook, and have more time to rest so that they can continue to dedicate fully to the care of their hospital’s residents.
In addition to the IFEMA hospital, menus are being donated to families in need in the Tetuán district and to the Hospital Universitario HM de Sanchinarro, both in Madrid.
In the Spanish province of Pontevedra, Pescanova has also donated seafood products to various NGOs. The beneficiaries are Vigo’s soup kitchens (Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza), Hogar San José, Vigo’s food bank and Vida Digna association, among others.
Argenova, Nueva Pescanova’s subsidiary in Argentina, has donated close to half a million Argentinean pesos in food and hygiene items for the families in need. In Namibia, seafood products have been delivered to city councils in Walvis Bay and Lüderitz for distribution to the most underprivileged families. In recent weeks, the company has also donated medical personal protective equipment such as disposable gowns, cloth gowns, raincoats, nitrile gloves and FFP1 masks to the Nurses’ Association at Povisa Hospital in Vigo.
It has also donated personal protective equipment to the Home Care Support Team in Getafe and Leganés, as well as to workers at several retirement homes in the province of Toledo.