Help for Mallorcans

The Berlin start-up SPRK is helping an initiative that fights against the increasing poverty on Mallorca. A first delivery has already arrived on the island.

While tourists can slowly return to Mallorca, the effects of the Corona pandemic are devastating for the islanders. Poverty has risen rapidly, many people are starving according to media reports. The Hope Mallorca initiative has been working for months to help the Mallorcans. And now receives help from a German start-up: SPRK rescues food and sends it to Mallorca, where Hope Mallorca takes over the distribution to foundations and food banks.

At the end of March, the first ten tons of relief goods were delivered, reports the Berliner Zeitung. The delivery included 2.5 tons of flour, 1.5 tons of water and one ton of UHT milk and fruit juice, as well as hygiene and cleaning products.

The food rescue is all about SPRK, which uses artificial intelligence to detect surplus food in supply chains and redirect it to organizations such as hospitals or volunteer initiatives. The Berlin-based startup launched in early 2020 after a test phase and closed a single-digit million seed round in July.


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