Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma) (EFE).- Queen Sofía visited the facilities of the Los Llanos de Aridane food bank this Thursday, where she was interested in the state of the island after the volcanic eruption and the work carried out by the food distribution agency, which has served 900 families since the emergency began.
During the visit, the Queen was accompanied by the president of the Cabildo de La Palma, Mariano Hernández Zapata, the mayoress of Los Llanos de Aridane, Noelia García Leal, the president of the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL), Pedro Llorca , and different municipal government authorities.
The Los Llanos de Aridane food bank has gone from serving around 400 families before the eruption to around 900, which means more than 5,000 people, after the volcanic emergency on the island, thanks to donations received from FESBAL , as well as organizations and individuals, such as the Queen Sofia Foundation.
The last time the queen visited the island of La Palma was in 2006, as part of the official trip with King Juan Carlos, which commemorated the centenary of the visit that Alfonso XIII made in 1906 to the Canary Islands.
After passing through the Los Llanos de Aridane food bank, Queen Sofía toured the headquarters of the Regional Assembly of the Spanish Red Cross in the Aridane Valley, where she had a brief meeting with volunteers and local officials of this non-governmental organization .
The mayoress of Los Llanos de Aridane, Noelia García Leal, has valued after the visit the Queen’s interest in those affected by the eruption, as well as the work carried out by the municipal food bank, “who have done a fundamental job , increasing the number of people served and the size of its facilities”. EFE