The Probitas Foundation distributes 1,000 pre-paid cards to families with vulnerable minors to buy food during confinement

The Probitas Foundation distributes 1,000 pre-paid cards to families with vulnerable minors to buy food during confinement

  • Probitas Foundation distributes 1,000 pre-paid cards to families with minor whom are beneficiaries of the foundation´s school meal support scholarships, for buying food.
  • The beneficiary families are those with minors integrated into the Foundation's Infant Feeding Reinforcement Program (RAI) and who do not receive public aid for food during confinement.
  • The cards will be charged with the amount of the daily benefit of the dining scholarships during the confinement.

The Probitas Foundation distributes 1,000 pre-paid cards for the purchase of food among families in 24 municipalities in Catalonia, Madrid and Murcia with minor beneficiaries of its Child Food Reinforcement Program (RAI) and who do not receive any public aid during confinement for the Covid-19 control. The objective is to ensure that, during the closure of the elementary and secondary schools, they have access to one daily meal at least, as is already done during the course through the school canteen.

The cards will be charged until the end of the confinement with the amount equivalent to the daily provision of the dining scholarships and they can only be used in supermarkets.

All the children and youth who have received the cards are beneficiaries of the Infant Feeding Reinforcement Program (RAI), an initiative that the Foundation launched in 2012 to ensure a complete and healthy daily diet for minors at social risk. Thanks to RAI, 7,611 primary and secondary students from 185 schools and institutes in Catalonia, Madrid, Murcia and the Valencian Community agreed in 2019 to a dining scholarship.

Educational centers, municipal social services and social entities in 24 municipalities in Catalonia, Madrid and Murcia have collaborated with the Probitas Foundation in detecting the most vulnerable families who are not receiving any public aid. The distribution has also been carried out with the support of local police and Civil Protection in some locations. In the specific case of Badalona, ​​the Joventut of Badalona Club, ​​which is also the team sponsored by the Probitas Foundation, has facilitated the organization of the distribution in this Barcelona city.

At the same time, the Foundation has opened the possibility of receiving donations from individuals and companies that want to make contributions and thus be able to reinforce this campaign. Donations can be made through the entity's website: https://donations.fundacionprobitas.org/template/2/1972