Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) whose mission is to help those in need, joined forces with the Rotary Clubs of Faro, Olhão and Praia da Rocha to help purchase refrigeration units for the new Refood premises in Faro and Almancil. Helped by a grant from the Portuguese Rotary Foundation, almost 3000 euros was raised to buy the equipment.
Refood has seen a big increase in demand for help since the pandemic hit a year ago. Re-food is an independent, citizen driven, 100% volunteer, eco-humanitarian community charity, working to eliminate food waste and hunger on a neighbourhood basis. It has centres throughout Portugal with 3 in the Algarve in Faro, Almancil and Algoz/Tunes. For further information on how the organisation operates see their website https://www.re-food.org/ For many people who have lost their jobs and income over the last year Refood has been a life saver, literally.