Missão Continente helps ‘Turn the Page’ movement

Missão Continente donated more than 400 kg of essential food items, such as yogurt, sausages, beans, olive oil and eggs, to the ‘Turn the Page’ movement in Braga, which cooks meals to help needy families in Braga. In total, more than 700 items were delivered. The request for aid reached Missão Continente via the 'Rotary Club Braga-Norte', which picked up the food last week at the Continente Modelo store in Braga, and delivered it to the solidarity movement's facilities.

The 'Turn the Page' project was born in March 2020, during the first confinement period, to support families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Braga. It arose with a group of volunteers linked to 'Colégio Luso Internacional de Braga', who got together, in the institution's cafeteria, to prepare meals to help needy families. From the 58 initial daily meals, it currently cooks around 350 meals, between lunch and dinner, from the premises of the Gualtar Parish Hall, which has since joined the movement. Missão Continente has supported this cause since its inception.

The movement created a food emergency response, which delivers meals to those most in need, always on a temporary basis, until the person is able to “turn the page”, no longer needing food support.

Since the arrival of the new coronavirus in Portugal, Missão Continente has responded to numerous requests for support, distributing thousands of food and hygiene products, among others, to hundreds of entities including hospitals, municipalities and solidarity institutions, with the aim of helping not only the most vulnerable and in a situation of illness, but also health professionals and civil protection agents who remain at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19.

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