FAQ

Any questions? We have you covered. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please send us an email to info@esperancabarcelona.com.

Where. What. How?

Do I have to make or provide food if I am going out on a run?

No, you can opt to do either or both.

How many bocadillos/sandwiches do I need to make?

About 30. Usually, 4/5 from each baguette, depending on the size of the baguette. They need to be individually wrapped in foil or wrap (bocadillo recipes).

Do I have to follow the suggested recipes?

No, but they are a good guideline.

Why can I not use meat in my recipes?

We are feeding people from many different backgrounds and ethnicities so we do not want to prohibit anyone from being able to enjoy our food due to religious beliefs. Vegetables are a healthy option.

What time do we meet?

Summertime at 20.00, ready to leave at 20.30 and wintertime 19.00, ready to leave at 19.30.

Where do we meet?

We start from an agreed meeting point (link to host house) within the route we are covering. Volunteers will receive a private message on the day of the run with necessary details, including time, address and phone number. Please add the run organizer as a friend on Facebook and also check your “other messages” folder on Facebook just in case.

How long is the run?

Usually between 90 mins and 2 hours. The two routes are: Parc de la Ciutadella, the surrounding area and over towards the Estación del Norte (link to map), and Raval and Poble Sec (link to map)

How long is the run?

Usually between 90 mins and 2 hours. The two routes are: Parc de la Ciutadella, the surrounding area and over towards the Estación del Norte (link to map), and Raval and Poble Sec (link to map)

I would like to make food but don’t have enough funds. What can I do?

We have money available if you can spare the time.

What do I do if one of our homeless friends asks for medication?

We absolutely must not give out any medication. You can refer to the information following this link (link to emergency information) to places our homeless friends can go to receive medical/dental help.

What should I do with my valuables whilst I am on a run?

It is best that you dress appropriately and wear footwear for a 5 km walk. Please leave any valuables at home.

What if I can not attend the walk, I signed up for?

It is important to understand that once you have committed to going on a run, we are relying on you. If you cannot attend for any reason please let the organizer (link to the organizer) know as soon as possible and find a replacement volunteer.

How many people are on the walk?

We need a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 walkers for each route. Please make sure everyone who is going out has their full name on the google doc (link).

How many people are on the walk?

We need a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 walkers for each route. Please make sure everyone who is going out has their full name on the google doc (link).

Do I need to be able to speak Spanish?

It is not necessary to be able to speak Spanish but it helps.

What kind of food will be distributed?

We take out 7 liters of vegetarian soup (soup recipes) 30 cheese bocadillos (recipes) and 30 tuna bocadillos (recipes) for each route plus fruit, chocolate/biscuits/magdalenas, small cartons of juice or bottles of water for about 50 people. The food needs to be dropped off at the agreed meeting point (link to host house) within the route we are covering.

Soup is best transported cold in large empty water bottles. Make it thick so that there is less weight to carry. It can be heated up at the host apartment (adding water to make it easy to drink from cups) and transferred to flasks to distribute. Bocadillos need to be individually wrapped in foil or plastic wrap.

What kind of food will be distributed?

We take out 7 liters of vegetarian soup (soup recipes) 30 cheese bocadillos (recipes) and 30 tuna bocadillos (recipes) for each route plus fruit, chocolate/biscuits/magdalenas, small cartons of juice or bottles of water for about 50 people. The food needs to be dropped off at the agreed meeting point (link to host house) within the route we are covering.

Soup is best transported cold in large empty water bottles. Make it thick so that there is less weight to carry. It can be heated up at the host apartment (adding water to make it easy to drink from cups) and transferred to flasks to distribute. Bocadillos need to be individually wrapped in foil or plastic wrap.

Is it possible to donate clothing?

Yes, we are very happy to receive donations of appropriate clothing and footwear. Please find below some more information. We do not have storage space, so please donate carefully.

Winter

  • Coats, sweaters, long-sleeved tops
  • jeans, trousers, jogging pants, leggings
  • shoes, trainers, boots,
  • hats, scarves, gloves

    Please donate clothing in good condition, nothing white/lacy or dressy, no heels).

Summer

  • Light jackets, trousers, shorts,
  • T-shirts and vest tops,
  • sandals, flip flops,
  • and trainers.

 

We ALWAYS need:
Underwear, new or nearly new and socks
Toiletries in small bottles/packages
Blankets and sleeping bags

PLEASE make sure:
All donated clothing needs to be clean.
We do not accept duvets and pillows.

Can I make monetary donations?

Yes, we are now able to accept financial donations via our Bank Account or Paypal.

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