Throughout December, all Specsavers Ópticas stores in Spain will be collecting non-perishable food and items for Spain’s Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL).

FESBAL distributes food via charities and associations to help the most vulnerable people in society and is currently supplying food to 1.5 million people. In the run-up to Christmas, Specsavers Ópticas has decided to support the regional divisions of FESBAL to ensure that communities near to their stores on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and in Mallorca will not go without.

The Specsavers Ópticas stores on the Costa Blanca are collaborating with the food bank for the Alicante province (Banco de Alimentos Alicante) to ensure the food donations get to those people who really need them. They are particularly in need of the following non-perishable foods and toiletries – oil, tinned foods, baby food, nappies, formula milk, toothpaste, deodorant, bath gel, shampoo and soap. These products can be dropped into Specsavers Ópticas in Javea, Calpe, Benidorm, Torrevieja, Guardamar and La Zenia until the end of the year.

Specsavers Ópticas in Santa Ponca is collaborating with Mallorca’s Food Bank (Banco de Alimentos de Mallorca). This food bank has asked for donations of the following non-perishable foods – flour, oil, tinned food and meals, beans and pulses and baby food. These products can be dropped into Specsavers in Santa Ponça on Avenida Rei Jaime 117, locales 14 and 15 until the end of the year.

The Specsavers Ópticas stores on the Costa del Sol are collaborating with Bancosol, the food bank for the Malaga province. Bancosol are particularly in need of the following non-perishable foods – oil, milk, tinned foods and meals, beans and pulses. These products can be dropped into Specsavers Ópticas in Fuengirola or Marbella. You can find them on Avenida Ramon y Cajal 6 in Fuengirola, by the bus station, or on Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12, next to Massimo Dutti.

The directors of these nine opticians are asking for donations of food and toiletries in return for their free eye test and encouraging anyone who recently had a free eye test to also join the collection and bring in some food to donate between 25 November and the end of the year.

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