This solidarity campaign is based on one of the lines of Correos’ Sustainability Plan: Relationship with the Community.
With regards to food and basic needs, Correos is cooperating with local governments and NGOs in initiatives such as #Food4Heroes, Chefs for Spain or #GastroAplausos to facilitate access to healthy food for medical employees and at-risk persons. Correos delivers more than 1,200 menus daily and has transported 662 tons of food to food banks, the Red Cross and #HambreCero.
In these times, the company is also delivering respirators, masks or protective screens made with 3D printers to hospitals and nursing homes. Correos cooperates with pharmacies and hospitals to hand out medicine to vulnerable groups, chronically ill patients and people with reduced mobility. Lastly, the company delivers homework, textbooks, and even tablets and computers to students in order to reduce the educational gap caused by the quarantine. Through different teams and in collaboration with town councils, volunteers distribute food grants and school scholarships for low-income families.
Correos has made its logistics and human network available to society in three areas of action: food, health and education.
Currently, nearly 2.200 Correos’ volunteers are helping with more than 470 solidarity initiatives to support health workers and the most vulnerable groups, with 900.000 kg of food delivered and 200.000 beneficiaries.