Ibiza Food Bank

(Traducción al español a continuación)

FROM FARM TO PLATE - WWW.IBIZAFOODBANK.COM

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The majority of residents, farmers and businesses living on the island depend on tourism for their livelihood. At a time when the Ibiza’s work force should be preparing for the summer season, Ibiza is locked down, and many find themselves without income, savings or food.
 
There are two main groups who require urgent help:
 
·       The people who work in the service industry, who should be opening their bars, hotels, restaurants, shops and restarting jobs in April and now find themselves with no income
·       The Farmers, who rely on the presently defunct service industry leaving them unable to harvest the current crop or plant the next one.
 
The economic cycle in Ibiza depends upon the six month summer season when the residents earn all of their annual income.  By early March the islander’s have spent their savings surviving the long winter and they are looking forward to start work again and receiving their first pay check in 6 months .
 
The farmers rely on hotels and restaurants buying their produce. As the hospitality industry is being hard hit by the current crisis, there is a real threat that the majority of summer produce that will be harvested in the coming months will go to waste. It is vital we support the local farmers in order to save Ibiza's agricultural heritage plus support the many residents in crisis.
 
The timing of this pandemic has hit Ibiza like a Tsunami, and turned everything upside down.
 
 Now nearing the end of May many families are unable pay their rent or buy food. The Government help is not available to everyone which is causing a lot of distress. And then there those who don’t qualify for Government aid and farmers who have planted their crop cannot afford to pay workers to harvest end of May. This fatal combination of no income and a national lock down is causing unprecedented hardship.

Apart from the 100000 local residents who live on the island, there are also over 20000 foreign residents living in Ibiza, many of whom are also being gravely affected by this crisis. Additionally, over 3,000,000 tourists visit the island every year who also enjoy the wonderful fresh produce grown on the local farms. It is vital the local farming heritage survives  in order to continue feeding the island in a sustainable way, as well as the many tourists who visit every year.

Ibiza Food Bank’s mission is to create a community of volunteers across the island. These volunteers will collect food, coordinate donations, volunteer on local farms, man collection points or work in the food bank itself. The food our volunteers collect will be prepared and donated to our charity partners -  IbizaPreservation, Ibiza Produce, The Red Cross, Caritas and Doctors of the World.  By supporting the farmers, our local farmers can continue planting crops donating a proportion to The Ibiza Food bank, which will ensure people in need receive fresh healthy balanced food.

Our initiative will allow the community to support the farmers and the people who cannot afford to eat during this terrible crisis.
 

 

THE LOCAL CHARITIES WE WILL BE SUPPORTING

To support us in our endeavour, we are collaborating with a number of locally based charities.

 
IbizaPreservation – established on the island over 12 years ago, this NGO works to preserve the island’s land and sea. Through the Ibiza Produce initiative, the NGO has been assisting farmers with information, coordination, fundraising, promotion and distribution of their produce. Find out more on www.ibizaproduce.org, facebook @ibizaproduce, Instagram @ibizaproduce
 
Caritas Ibiza - is the organisation created by the Diocese of Ibiza (Catholic Church) for the exercise of its institutional social charitable action. The charity receives regular assistance from the local government, however, as the number of people in need shot up in the past few weeks, the process of receiving additional food is proving to be quite slow. Find out more on www.caritas.es/ibiza/
 
Red Cross Ibiza – responds to the social demands of the most vulnerable groups in Ibiza and Formentera. During this time the NGO is providing training about COVID19, providing food packs to those in need and distributing essential goods. Find out more on http://www.cruzroja.es
 
Doctors of the World – is an international organisation providing medical care, mental healthcare and strengthening health systems. –   ‘’At Doctors of the World, we believe that access to medical care is a human right – regardless of one’s nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, legal status, or ability to pay.We have over 400 programs in more than 80 countries – many of them managed by our local teams, with the support of over 3,000 volunteers. We provide emergency and long-term medical care to people living in some of the most challenging conditions. Whether it is poverty and its side effects as disease, human trafficking with sexual exploitation of women and children, refugee crisis or chronic, structural disparities in access to health, our team is always ready to respond’’
 
 
HOW WILL THE INTIATIVE WORK?
 
Our Volunteers
 
·       Collecting Food Donations and Cash Donations across Ibiza for people in need
·       Support an Ibiza Farmer by helping them harvest their crop so the people in Ibiza who require help receive Fresh Food
·       The food and money collected through our volunteers will be donated to our charity partners
 
Support an Ibiza Farmer
 
·       We will use some of the financial donations to support farmers to grow fresh produce
·       Volunteers will help farmers harvest their crops
·       A proportion of fresh produce will be donated and included in the food parcels so that clients can receive well balanced nutritious food parcels
 
Creating an army of Volunteers to fund raise and collect food donations across Ibiza
 
·       OUR 250 STRONG VOLUNTEERS will be sorted into groups who will use their network to collect MOUNTAINS OFfood and non-food donations.
·       Anyone with spare cash can also donate money online at our Go Fund Me web page.
·       OUR VOLUNTEERS will deliver all the food to collection points across the island.
·       OUR VOLUNTEERS will pick the food up from these collection points and help the farmers harvest their crops
·       The food will be delivered to the Food Bank in Playa Den Bossa
·       Here the food will be sorted, stored and distributed to the 3 Charities, who desperately need help. We work with Red Cross, Caritas and Doctors of the World
·       Residents can deliver donations directly to Ibiza Food Bank.  Ibiza Villas 2000 Café / Office, Bergonias 11, Esquina Deesa Tanit, Playa Den Bossa, Ibiza 07817 : Telephone 971 300 890: Email: Ibizafoodbank@gmail.com

 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

DONATIONS
 
1.    Donate Money
·       Can you donate money so we can buy food and non food items?
·       We need tourists across the world who love Ibiza to donate in any way they can.
·       We need local businesses to donate money
·       To donate please go to our Go Fund page at www.gofundme.com (to be activated)
 
 
 
2.    Donate food or non-food items (such as toilet paper and cleaning products)
·       Do you own or work in a supermarket and can you donate food?
·       Do you work for a food distributer who can donate food?
·       Are you a farmer who could donate fruit or vegetables?
 
3.    Donate Time
·       We need volunteers to co-ordinate teams of volunteers in different areas across the island.
·       We need volunteers to work in the food bank.
·       We need drivers to distribute the food parcels and collect goods.
·       We need volunteers to help the farmers harvest their crop
 
4.    Donate your Network
·       We need volunteers to spread the word via social media.
·       We need designers and IT experts.
·       We need local newspapers and publications to publicise our Food Bank.
 
IN THIS TIME OF GREAT HARDSHIP WE NEED THE COMMUNITY TO JOIN TOGETHER AND HELP EACHOTHER
 
 
To contact us - Telephone 971 300 890: Email: Ibizafoodbank@gmail.com






A letter from the Luke Peppe  Ibiza Villas 2000 / Ibiza Food Bank Team

 
As foreigners who have lived in Ibiza for 17 years, we feel very strongly that it's our duty to help the island that has been so special to us over the years and give back to the place we call home.
 
Our plan is to convert our cafe in Playa D’en Bossa into a foodbank. Foodbanks have become increasingly prevalent in the UK during the past few years. They provide a lifeline and vital support for many families and even key workers. All the food is donated by local business, farmers, and people who can afford to be generous. The foodbank is a valuable resource for locals in need who can either collect free food and other essentials and for those who are not able to travel. We will be offering a delivery service.
 
My business, Ibiza Villas 2000 will be redeploy our employees who are currently not working, along with volunteers to staff the café, distribute the food parcels and help the farmers.
 
We believe this pandemic coming so quickly on the back of the last crisis, will have a devastating effect on the island. As foreigners in Spain, it is now our chance to give back to an island that has given us so much. We are reaching out to local people to join up and offer your time and services.  WE NEED YOUR support.
 
This is a joint effort - we need to all join forces with the local community for a common purpose. We all need to step up!
 
In a perfect world, we would like to open our doors now, but the State of Emergency prevents us. We are therefore preparing the foundations now, so as soon as we are allowed to leave our houses we can open as quickly as feasibly possible.
 
We know this will be a lifeline to many individuals and families this summer. Ibiza will experience a once in a lifetime downturn this summer, which will affect many people. We MUST build a safety net for those people who will suffer most. Please see below the many ways you can help.
 
Yours faithfully
 
Luke Peppe
Ibiza Food Bank Team
 
 

 
OUR LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTERS
 
·     The Ibiza Rocks Group
·     Pikes Hotel
·     Ibiza Villas 2000
·     AVAT (The Ibiza Villa Association)
·     Morna Valley International School
·     IMS (International Music Summit)
·     Moto Luis Car Rentals
·     The Blue Pearl
 
 


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“Nuestra misión es crear un colectivo de voluntarios en toda Ibiza para recolectar donaciones y alimentos para las personas necesitadas”
 
 
El Ibiza Food Bank se sitúa en
Ibiza Villas 2000 Café / Office, Calle de las Begonias 11, Esquina Deesa Tanit
Playa d’en Bossa, 07817 Ibiza
 
 
 
 
Por favor comparta esta publicación / Done o sea Voluntario
 
Los residentes de Ibiza han estado encerrados desde el 13 de marzo de 2020, lo que ha tenido un impacto dramático en la economía de la isla. La mayoría de las personas que viven en la isla dependen del turismo para su subsistencia. En un momento en que los trabajadores de Ibiza deberían estar preparándose para la temporada de verano, muchos se encuentran sin ingresos, ahorros o comida.
 
Hay dos grupos principales que requieren ayuda urgente:
 
• La industria de servicios, que debería estar abriendo bares, hoteles, restaurantes, tiendas y reiniciando trabajos en abril y se encuentra sin ingresos.
 • Los agricultores, que dependen de la industria de servicios actualmente desaparecida dejándolos incapaces de cosechar el cultivo actual o plantar el siguiente.
 
El ciclo económico en Ibiza depende de los seis meses de la temporada de verano cuando los residentes ganan todos sus ingresos anuales. A principios de marzo, los saldos bancarios de los isleños se están agotando y están buscando trabajo para reponer sus cuentas bancarias. Los agricultores dependen de que los hoteles y restaurantes compren sus productos. Ahora, a finales de abril, muchas familias no pueden pagar el alquiler o comprar alimentos. La ayuda del gobierno es insustancial e incapaz de cubrir de manera realista sus gastos mensuales. Y luego están aquellos que no califican para recibir ayuda del gobierno. La combinación fatal de cuentas bancarias vacías y el confinamiento nacional está causando dificultades sin precedentes.
 
La misión de Ibiza Food Bank es crear un colectivo de voluntarios en toda la isla. Estos voluntarios recogerán alimentos, coordinarán donaciones, trabajarán como voluntarios en granjas locales, puntos de recolección o trabajarán en el propio banco de alimentos. Al apoyar a los agricultores, Ibiza Food Bank garantizará alimentos frescos, saludables y equilibrados y evitará el colapso de una industria vital.
 
¿CÓMO FUNCIONARÁ?
 
Tenemos el enfoque sobre 2 áreas.
 
•      Apadrinar agricultores de Ibiza
•      Recolección de donaciones de alimentos y donaciones en efectivo
 
 
Apadrinar agricultores de Ibiza
 
• Utilizaremos algunas de las donaciones financieras para apoyar a los agricultores a cultivar productos frescos.
• Los voluntarios ayudarán a los agricultores a cosechar sus cultivos.
• Una proporción de los productos frescos será donada e incluida en los paquetes de alimentos para que los clientes puedan recibir paquetes de alimentos nutritivos bien equilibrados.
 
 
Recolección de donaciones de alimentos y donaciones en efectivo
 
Creamos un colectivo de voluntarios para recaudar fondos y recolectar donaciones de alimentos en toda Ibiza.
 
• NUESTROS 250 VOLUNTARIOS se clasificarán en grupos que usarán su red para recolectar una gran cantidad de alimentos y donaciones no alimentarias.
• Cualquier persona que tenga dinero extra también puede donar dinero en nuestra página web Go Fund Me.
• NUESTROS VOLUNTARIOS entregarán los alimentos donados a los puntos de recolección en toda la isla.
• NUESTROS VOLUNTARIOS recogerán los alimentos de estos puntos de recolección y ayudarán a los agricultores a cosechar sus cultivos.
• Los alimentos serán entregados al Banco de Alimentos en Playa d’en Bossa.
• Aquí los alimentos serán clasificados, almacenados y distribuidos a las 3 organizaciones benéficas, que necesitan ayuda desesperadamente. Trabajamos con Cruz Roja, Caritas y Médicos del Mundo.
• Los residentes pueden entregar donaciones directamente a Ibiza Food Bank. Ibiza Villas 2000 Café / Office, Calle de las Begonias 11, Esquina Deesa Tanit, Playa d’en Bossa, 07817 Ibiza Teléfono 971 300 890 Correo electrónico Ibizafoodbank@gmail.com
 
 
Una carta de Luke Peppé:
 
 
Como extranjero, viviendo en Ibiza ya hace 17 años, siento que es mi deber tratar de ayudar. Mi familia tiene un negocio exitoso aquí y nuestra red entre la comunidad española es extensa. La isla ha dado tanto a los muchos extranjeros que viven aquí en Ibiza, que es hora de que demos algo a cambio.
 
Mi plan es convertir mi cafetería en Playa d’en Bossa en un banco de alimentos. Los bancos de alimentos se han vuelto cada vez más frecuentes en el Reino Unido durante los últimos años. Proporcionan un salvavidas y un apoyo vital para muchas familias e incluso trabajadores estratégicos. Todos los alimentos son donados por empresas locales, agricultores y personas que pueden permitirse ser generosos. El banco de alimentos es un recurso valioso para los habitantes locales necesitados que pueden recolectar alimentos gratis y otros artículos de primera necesidad. Para aquellos que no pueden desplazarse estaremos ofreciendo un servicio de entrega.
 
Mi equipo de Ibiza Villas 2000 trabajará junto con voluntarios en la cafetería y ayudará a los agricultores, mientras que mi equipo de mantenimiento distribuirá la comida con la ayuda de voluntarios y las organizaciones benéficas asociadas.
 
Creo que la pandemia, que ocurre tan pronto después de la última crisis, tendrá un efecto devastador en la isla. Como extranjeros en España, ahora es nuestra oportunidad de retribuir a una isla que nos ha dado tanto. Estamos congregando a los lugareños para que se unan y ofrezcan su tiempo y servicios. NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.
 
Este es un esfuerzo conjunto: necesitamos unir fuerzas para un propósito común. ¡Todos necesitamos dar un paso más allá!
 
Idealmente, nos gustaría abrir ya, pero el estado de emergencia nos lo impide. Por lo tanto, estamos preparando la organización ahora, así que tan pronto como se nos permita salir de nuestras casas podamos abrir, tan rápido como sea posible.
 
Siento que para este verano será un salvavidas para muchas personas y familias. Ibiza experimentará una recesión única en la vida que afectará a muchas personas. DEBEMOS construir una red de seguridad para aquellas personas que más sufrirán. Por favor vea a continuación las muchas maneras en las que puede ayudar.
 
 
Atentamente.
 
 
Luke Peppé (Ibiza Villas 2000)
 


 
DONACIONES
 
1.    Donar Dinero
·       ¿Puede donar dinero para que podamos comprar alimentos y artículos no alimentarios?
·       Necesitamos turistas de todo el mundo que aman Ibiza para donar de cualquier manera que puedan.
·       Necesitamos que los negocios locales donen dinero.
·       Para donar, visite nuestra página de Go Fund en https://www.gofundme.com/ibiza-food-bank
 
 
2.    Donar alimentos o artículos no alimentarios (como papel higiénico o productos de limpieza)
·       ¿Es dueño o trabaja en un supermercado y puede donar alimentos?
·       ¿Trabaja para un distribuidor de alimentos que puede donar alimentos?
·       ¿Es usted un agricultor que puede donar frutas o verduras?
·       Necesitamos negocios locales que donen alimentos o artículos no alimentarios.
 
 
3.    Donar Tiempo
·       Necesitamos voluntarios para coordinar equipos de voluntarios en diferentes áreas de la isla.
·       Necesitamos voluntarios para trabajar en el banco de alimentos.
·       Necesitamos conductores para distribuir los paquetes de alimentos y recolectar productos.
·       Necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar a los agricultores a cosechar su cosecha.
·       Necesitamos negocios locales que donen tiempo.
 
 
4.    Donar su Red
·       Necesitamos voluntarios para correr la voz a través de las redes sociales.
·       Necesitamos diseñadores y expertos en informática.
·       Necesitamos periódicos y publicaciones locales para dar publicidad a nuestro Banco de Alimentos.
·       Necesitamos negocios locales que donen su red.
 
 
 
EN ESTA EPOCA DE GRANDES DIFICULTADES NECESITAMOS QUE LA COMUNIDAD SE UNA Y SE AYUDE MUTUAMENTE
 
 
 
Para ponerse en contacto con nosotros: Teléfono 971 300 890 - Email Ibizafoodbank@gmail.com
 
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
To support us in our endeavour, we are collaborating with a number of locally based charities.
 
- IbizaPreservation – established on the island over 12 years ago, this NGO works to preserve the island’s land and sea. Through the Ibiza Produce initiative, the NGO has been assisting farmers with information, coordination, fundraising, promotion and distribution of their produce. Find out more on www.ibizaproduce.org, facebook @ibizaproduce, Instagram @ibizaproduce
 
- Caritas Ibiza - is the organisation created by the Diocese of Ibiza (Catholic Church) for the exercise of its institutional social charitable action. The charity receives regular assistance from the local government, however, as the number of people in need shot up in the past few weeks, the process of receiving additional food is proving to be quite slow. Find out more on www.caritas.es/ibiza/
 
- Red Cross Ibiza – responds to the social demands of the most vulnerable groups in Ibiza and Formentera. During this time the NGO is providing training about COVID19, providing food packs to those in need and distributing essential goods. Find out more on http://www.cruzroja.es
 
- Doctors of the World – is an international organisation providing medical care, mental healthcare and strengthening health systems. –   ‘’At Doctors of the World, we believe that access to medical care is a human right – regardless of one’s nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, legal status, or ability to pay.We have over 400 programs in more than 80 countries – many of them managed by our local teams, with the support of over 3,000 volunteers. We provide emergency and long-term medical care to people living in some of the most challenging conditions. Whether it is poverty and its side effects as disease, human trafficking with sexual exploitation of women and children, refugee crisis or chronic, structural disparities in access to health, our team is always ready to respond’’.
 
 
 
 
OUR LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTERS
 

·     The Ibiza Rocks Group
·     Pikes Hotel
·     Ibiza Villas 2000
·     AVAT (The Ibiza Villa Association)
·     Morna Valley International School
·     IMS (International Music Summit)
·     Moto Luis Car Rentals
·     The Blue Pearl

Donations ()

  • Jonathan Kinnear 
    • €50 
    • 7 hrs
  • Lucy Symes 
    • €10 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 1 d
  • Ruth Hosie 
    • €100 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €10 
    • 1 d
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Organizer

Luke Peppe 
Organizer
Aeroport D Eivissa, IB, Spain
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