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The ALISOL project was launched on February 14, 2013 and currently serves 13 entities in 5 different municipalities of the island of Mallorca (Palma, Campos, Manacor, Felanitx and Santa Eugenia) that directly reach more than 2,200 beneficiaries each week.
The Patronato Obrero Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in Palma in 1907 with the objective of alleviating the basic needs of the population. Since its inception, the Foundation has developed an important social function aimed primarily at the most disadvantaged groups or at risk of social exclusion, in different areas of action such as training, childhood, great, cultural, sports, career guidance, etc.
They have a food bank, in which every Thursday 30 volunteers distribute bags of perishable and non-perishable food to some 80 families in need, reaching approximately 320 beneficiaries.
In 2009, the Montesión Alumni Association launched the “Food and Solidarity” project, to serve people living on the island of Mallorca who, as a result of the economic crisis, were at risk of social exclusion.
The initial purpose has been diversified, so today they carry out other services aimed at the integral assistance of people such as the collection and distribution of children’s clothing, legal assistance in the Legal Clinic, training in care of dependents, the project Work and Land and the Solidarity Breakfast.
Currently, more than 84 volunteers, each Thursday, deliver food bags to some 2,000 beneficiary families, some 5,000 people of whom 1,100 are under ten years old.
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor is at the service of the elderly in the five continents. It takes care of them in the spirit of humble service, forming a single family and keeping alive the legacy of its founder, Santa Juana Jugan.
Today, the Sisters of the Poor strive to continue their work, living in fraternal and international communities, seeking to provide the elderly a space of well-being, dignity in these last years of life and wishing that those who come to live in these houses can sincerily call them “home”.
In Palma de Mallorca they manage a nursing home with 103 people: 90 residents and 13 sisters.
Thanks to the products donated by the Barceló Foundation, the cooks of the residence have fruit, vegetables, meat and fish to enrich the diet of the elderly.
The Obra Mercedaria Foundation works with people deprived of liberty and in a situation of poverty. Applies a comprehensive social action before-during-after, with the aim of providing freedom and dignity.
Its main route of action are the most disadvantaged: prisoners, broken and marginalized families, battered women, sick, children without resources, etc. And, therefore, its scope of work are prisons, trafficking floors, schools, asylums, nutritional centers, soup kitchens and human promotion centers.
In Mallorca they have a food bank that delivers bags of food every Friday to about 55 families each week, that is, about 220 people. They also distribute hygiene products and clothing.
Es Refugi is a non-profit association that works to shelter and alleviate the basic needs of people who, due to very different circumstances, are in a situation of risk of social exclusion.
The general profile of the beneficiaries of the actions of the Altruist Association Es Refugi are people with broken family, work and social ties.
The Es Refugi association develops its different programs in the Ca l’Ardiaca II host center and in the social dining place of Camp Redó.
With the products donated by the Barceló Foundation, the chefs of the Association have fresh products to ensure a healthy and balanced diet for all its 50 users.
The Siloé Association was born in 1994 to respond to a social need detected in the penitentiary center of Palma de Mallorca, where many prisoners with AIDS were condemned to die in prison, despite the existence of an article in the Penal Code authorising the release of these people when they are in a terminal phase of the disease.
Initially, a host house with capacity for 6 users was managed in the Jonquet neighborhood of Palma, to provide palliative care so that they could live and die with dignity. In the year 2000, this house was moved to Santa Eugenia, increasing the capacity to accommodate 10 people and in-residence.
The chronicity of the disease and the current medical and pharmacological advances, have moved us to a context in which providing a roof, food, medication and clothing to the people we host is not enough, since all of them present other socio-health needs, which although not considered basic, are necessary to achieve a full bio-psycho-social well-being.
Faced with this reality, the entity opted to implement other actions beyond welfare assistance, with a socio-educational and therapeutic aspect, aimed at improving the quality of life, integration, training and the promotion of the personal autonomy of the people hosted, all of them in a situation of disability and serious risk of social exclusion, thus offering comprehensive and continuous care. To this day, Siloé also develops a civic action in favor of the affected group with the aim of promoting social understanding, coexistence, respect for diversity and their integration in the community, all this through networking with other social entities and with specific actions of information and prevention.
The Ebenezer Maranata association, based in Palma, began its journey in 2003 with the help of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Faith, distributing bags of food to families in need.
In 2010, at the peak of the crisis, they were forced to open a soup kitchen. Five times a week, people at risk of social exclusion, long-term unemployed or families with no income at all attend. Between the users of the dining room, and those who collect bags of food, the association helps about 500 families every day, approximately.
Thanks to the products donated by the Barceló Foundation, the cooks of the dining room have fruit, vegetables, meat and fish to enrich the diet of their users.
Cáritas Diocesana de Mallorca aims to promote, guide and coordinate the social action of charity and social justice of the Catholic Church, taking special care in the care of the most vulnerable, poor and socially excluded.
In Campos, about 10 volunteers distribute food and clothing bags to the most needy families in the municipality every Wednesday and Thursday. Currently, there are about 40 0 families, with an average of 4 members per family unit, which means a total of 153 beneficiaries, approximately.
In Llucmajor, a team of 15 volunteers in collaboration and coordination with local social services, deliver bags of food, clothes and toys every Thursday to the most-needed families in the town. With the food received by the Alisol project, the support of local partners, charity campaigns and private donations they are helping about 100 people.
The Tardor Association tries to meet the vital needs of people in situations of social exclusion as widely as possible.
They currently have a social dining room in Palma. Thanks to the products donated by the Barceló Foundation, the association offers 5 meals a day (breakfast-snack-lunch-snack-dinner) and thus ensures a varied and balanced diet for all its users.
They also have a psychologist who helps in the employment orientation of the beneficiaries, who today amount to 235.
Non-profit organization, formed by a total of 20 volunteers, which directly serves families in need in the area of sa Indioteria, in Palma, formed by couples of immigrants, with 4 or 5 children, but also Spaniards and Majorcans affecteb by the crisis. Its main activity is to support the individual religiously and personally to avoid living in extreme poverty.
The entity operates in a borrowed garage and up to now it lacked fresh products to distribute among its users, specially among their children. For this reason, it became part of the solidarity food program of the Barceló Foundation, in order to enrich the diet of its beneficiaries.
Every thursday morning, volunteers come to Mercapalma with their vehicles to collect our donation of fresh and perishable food, and in the afternoon, they deliver the bags of food to approximately 50 people, so each month they benefit about 300 people.