MADRID, by internationaloliveoil Org– The Executive Director of the International Olive Council has donated samples of olive oil to the Order of Malta in Spain to be used in the Order’s kitchens for forgotten or excluded members of society. These are surplus samples of extra virgin olive oil that were candidates for the IOC’s international Mario Solinas Quality Award.

This donation is particularly important and is intended as a contribution from the IOC at this time of crisis caused by covid-19, to help the many people in need. This is the third donation the Organisation has made to this charity for a total of almost 400 liters of olive oil. Currently, the Order of Malta provides more than a thousand meals a day, 7 days a week, in Madrid.

In the photo, from left to right: Abdellatif Ghedira, Executive Director; Javier Aragón, delegate of the Order of Malta in Spain; and Eduardo Muela, Head of the IOC Legal Department.

The Sovereign Order of Malta is an international charitable organization created in 1113, today considered a subject of public international law, which maintains diplomatic relations with more than 100 states and the European Union, and has permanent observer status at the United Nations. Today, the Order of Malta is active in 120 countries and cares for people in need through its medical, social and humanitarian work.