SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 6 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife has informed third-sector entities that distribute food on the Island of the technical advice offered by the Citizen Participation area so that they can justify the aid they receive.
A total of 22 associations and groups, beneficiaries of the 3 million euros included in the line of subsidies granted for humanitarian aid reasons during the pandemic, now have direct and personalized attention to deal with all the procedures.
The president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, attended the meeting with the entities to thank them for their work during the time that the health crisis has lasted. “Without his support we would never have reached all the families who have had a bad time for so many months and for that I thank them,” said Martín, who praised the coordinated work between the administration and associations.
In addition, he asked the representatives of the associations to transfer all the necessary information, as first-hand knowledge of the reality of the families, to continue working in a coordinated manner for the benefit of the citizens of Tenerife.
For her part, the island councilor for Social Action, Marián Franquet, also thanked the entities for their support and valued the professionalism of the people who work in the Cabildo, who have fostered coordination between the administration and the associations. “These have been very hard years for everyone, but working together has made it possible to reach a greater number of people,” she stressed.
The Citizen Participation and Diversity area, which is directed by the councilor Nauzet Gugliotta, will provide direct and personalized support to the groups and associations that have received a contribution. The distribution of the amount, which amounted to three million euros and which has already been paid, has been granted to 22 third-sector entities dedicated to the distribution of food that are attached to Tenerife Isla Solidaria, a program dependent on the public company Sinpromi. All of them have among their tasks the distribution of essential products among the most vulnerable population.
“We want to continue counting, always, on the entities because they are there without asking for anything in return; that is why we must support them from the Cabildo, even in this part, which is the one that costs them the most because their main task is not to get lost in papers but to help families,” Gugliotta specified.
“Now we will be together with the entities, with even more direct contact; doubts will be resolved, we will help them and they will have a reference person who will constantly support them”, commented the Minister of Citizen Participation.
Most of the entities attached to Tenerife Isla Solidaria that distribute food have opted for this subsidy, a demonstration of the need for support they require. The distribution of aid among the groups responds to criteria of the number of people served and the number of municipalities in which they carry out their work. During the months of the pandemic, continuous accompaniment work has been carried out with the entities, which is now being reinforced.