A unique model to tackle hunger and malnutrition through the fight against food waste and the call on solidarity.
Food Banks recover food, all year round, from growers, processors, retail stores, caterers, most of which would otherwise be wasted, as well as from European and national food aid programs.
They also collect food donations from individuals.
They transport, sort, and store products in their warehouses, in compliance with hygiene and security standards.
They redistribute the food to partner charitable institutions which support people in need (food parcels, meals, soups, social grocery stores...
A UNIQUE ROLE
Food Banks restore the value of food, not only as a lige-giving source but also as an opportunity for conviviality, a first step for people in need towards social re-inclusion.
They do not provide food directly to individuals. They deliver food to certified partner institutions.
They can handle large quantities of food and redistribute it rapidly and safely to partner organizations thus offering a proven and efficient approach to alleviate food poverty while reducing food waste.
They save time and money for partner charity organizations which can concentrate on helping people
They help companies avoid the costly disposal of products and also its negative impact on the environment.
They encourage civil involvement of people by calling for volunteers and deliver social cohesion by facilitating cooperation between public and private organizations.