On a monthly basis, the Magnetto Foundation donates basic necessities and comfort goods to families in need through Caritas and the associations involved in food distribution in the Susa Valley and Turin. The food is purchased from small local producers and commercial activities in the area. Large quantities of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as masks and sanitizing products are also periodically distributed.
Social farm E.Gi.Ivo
In 2020 the collaboration with the farm Fattoria Sociale E.Gi.Ivo of Avigliana began.
With the financial contribution provided by the Foundation, the Farm delivers every week fruit and vegetables collected to Caritas of Villar Dora-Almese-Rubiana, which then distributes them to people in economic difficulty.
E.GI.IVO is a place where people belonging to groups at risk receive psycho-physical support through various activities and workshops organized by professionals and trained operators. Agriculture, breeding and in general the contact with nature and integration in the territory, are the main tools that are used to help these people to overcome their difficulties. Horticultural therapy, for example, allows to improve self-esteem, anxiety control, orientation and motor coordination in space through the activities of cultivation. Work grants are activated for the temporary employment of people belonging to protected categories in the primary sector and services. The farm also organizes educational courses for preschools, first and second grade degree, aimed at learning the natural cycles through recreational activities.
E.Gi.Ivo is intended as a point of aggregation for young people and adults, which is why courses will be activated that are not strictly related to agriculture, but that will allow all participants to live moments of serenity and discovery, in a safe and human scale.