Supermarkets help out large families
PAPANTONIOU supermarkets in Limassol and Paphos will be donating food to large families’ associations in the cities, the Cyprus Red Cross and local community markets, the supermarkets’ managing director has said.
Charalambos Papantoniou said collection started this week on Thursday and is due to be completed on Wednesday, in the context of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
Thanking the supermarkets on behalf of the organisation of large families, Leontios Tsielepos said they would distribute aid based on need, prioritising families with unemployed parents and dependent children. He told the Cyprus News Agency that in Paphos alone there were 4,500 large families. Large families are those with five members or more.
“We are working hard to ensure the large families in hardship do not have to go without,” he said.
Papantoniou supermarkets also said yesterday that they were working alongside the commerce ministry to support families around the holiday season by providing vouchers across a number of different supermarket companies. “Everyone has an obligation to support the weaker, as our society lives through difficult times,” Papantoniou said.