Throughout the month of October, MAPFRE volunteers came together as a global team to share the experience of helping others for MAPFRE’s Volunteering Day, which this year was dedicated to nutrition.
Now, more than ever before, the MAPFRE volunteers are fundamental when it comes to bringing hope, comfort and food to those who need it most.
Over 150 activities were organized in 20 countries, with the participation of more than 600 volunteers. That translates into more than nine metric tons of food reaching over 3,300 direct beneficiaries.
Why did we dedicate MAPFRE’s Volunteering Day to nutrition this year?
In 2020, we cannot overlook the hunger and food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in many countries. The United Nations state that some 690 million people around the world suffer from hunger, i.e. 8.9 percent of the world’s population, an increase of around ten million people in one year, and about 60 million in five years.
Thanks to this action, MAPFRE will be contributing to the 2030 Agenda and directly impacting on two of the Sustainable Development Goals which are top priorities for MAPFRE: SDG 1 “No Poverty” and SDG 2 “Zero Hunger”.