Since the start of the food service of the Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida hospital complex in 2018, SERHS Food has maintained a close relationship with different local suppliers in the area and especially with the Special Work Center (CET) El Pla.
It is a non-profit entity, which belongs to the Hermano Benito Menni Foundation, promoted by the Hospitaller Order of San Juan de Dios Spain. In 1994, the El Pla Special Work Center was created, located in the province of Lleida, in the town of Almacelles. It offers stable and quality work to people at risk of exclusion.
Specifically, SERHS Food buys fresh products for its garden (fruits and vegetables) and 5th range products (salads and vacuumed-packed carrots). They stand out for their quality and maximum proximity. In the CET the Pla are specialists in handling, sale and daily distribution.
The 5th range products have stricter sanitary requirements than those of the same products without handling. For this reason, rigorous quality and food safety controls are followed throughout the process. Consuming a fresh-cut product is the fastest and healthiest way to eat fresh vegetables. Currently, the fresh cut area is one of the areas that generates the most jobs in the El Pla Special Work Center. They have the ISO 22000 international food quality certification.
They also perform other services apart from packaging, such as cleaning, gardening or Christmas packages with social values. Also, SERHS Food manages the food services of the San Juan de Dios Tierras de Lleida center since January 2020.