Vélez plans to double spending on social aid to reach 1.4 million

Vélez plans to double spending on social aid to reach 1.4 million

Vélez-Málaga. The coronavirus health crisis has surpassed all forecasts of the municipal area of ??Social Services of the Municipality of Vélez-Málaga for 2020, for which it had budgeted 700,000 euros for emergency aid. So much so, that the government team does not rule out that finally spending for emergency aid and family doubled to reach 1,400,000 euros. At least, this was advanced yesterday by the councilor for Social Rights, Víctor González, who explained that due to the health crisis and the state of alarm the number of families being assisted has gone from about 3,200 in February to a total of 4,000 in today, which means about 800 more. ?Most are people who depend o

The demand for emergency and family aid is so high that the area has been forced to request 362,000 euros from the contingency fund in order to continue serving the affected families, with aid and food vouchers for the purchase of fresh products. which can be exchanged in supermarkets.

The municipal food bank has helped some 3,000 families and delivered 96,000 kilos of non-perishable food. "We are going to allocate another 100,000 euros to supply him with more food," González announced.

According to the mayor, the emergency and family aid of the City Council are not fixed, but a complement whose purpose is to help at a specific time to alleviate the family situation.

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