• During the ceremony the Food Bank highlighted the donations from Campofrio, more than 500.000kg in recent years, but also the need for improvements in the manufacturing process to avoid the food wastes which is produced each year
• The Food Bank distributes 2.5 million kilos of food during 2015, for which the collaboration of nearly 2,000 volunteers was essential
Burgos Food Bank has given Campofrío Food Group an honorary member diploma during the first commemoration act to celebrate the 20 years of this organization in the region. During the ceremony, Campofrio was acknowledged for the importance of its donations as well as the control over the manufacturing process developed , without which tons of food would be wasted every year.
The recognition was received by Eduardo Miguel Orense, Campofrio Food Group Human Resources Director for Southern Europe, who underlined "the pride and satisfaction" of receiving the same. In addition, he wanted to emphasize that, while the donation is important, Campofrio has donated more than 500,000 kg of product to this and other food banks in recent years, reducing the rate of food waste in Spain with a "correct" planning of the production process is essential.
According to Jose Luis Herrero, President of Burgos Food Bank: "Campofrío will always be in the honor roll of companies for its generosity, being, for already more than a decade, the most collaborative among the companies that year after year help the Food Bank".
These initiatives could improve Spain’s sixth position as the UE country with a higher consciousness in this aspect. A total of 7.7 million tons of food are wasted every year, of which 40% comes from the companies’ manufacturing processes. The Food Bank distributed 2.5 million kilos of food during 2015, for which the collaboration of nearly 2,000 volunteers is crucial.