From Taipei to Rio de Janeiro – over 3 000 Carrefour stores are getting involved in 10 countries and regions
Carrefour Taiwan's teams started collecting donations on October 16th – World Food Day; and they'll continue until the end of December. Then on November 21st, Carrefour Argentina will launch its own campaign in stores. Teams will be joined by Carrefour Italy on November 29th, and then by Carrefour Romania, Carrefour Spain, Carrefour Poland and Carrefour France on November 30th. Next, the campaign will get under way at Carrefour stores in China, Brazil and finally, in Belgium.
The campaign will be implemented in stores by more than 2000 Carrefour employees, all working alongside volunteers from the Food Banks. In 2017, the equivalent of some 14 million meals were donated and then redistributed to charities who help people in need.
Thousands of "orange jackets" in action out in the field
This 6th edition is an opportunity to take stock of what we've accomplished so far. Since 2013, the Carrefour Foundation and its country ambassadors have collected donations amounting to the equivalent of nearly 51 million meals in more than 10,000 stores thanks to 9000 Carrefour volunteers, all wearing the famous orange jackets. Their task is to raise customers' awareness, receive the foodstuffs from them as they leave the checkouts and then sort them so they can be easily redistributed via the Food Banks' warehouses.
Give every day:the equivalent of 164 million meals donated by Carrefour stores throughout the world in 2017
Carrefour has been partnering the Food Banks every day since 1994. And alongside these collection campaigns, Carrefour also donates foodstuffs to various associations on a daily basis – fresh produce in particular. In 2017, these donations amounted to the equivalent of 164 million meals given for food aid associations around the world. The initiative is very much in line with Carrefour's campaign to tackle food wastage that it launched back in 2013 – not just in France, but also in Belgium, Brazil, Argentina and Taiwan. In France, Carrefour is the leading private donor to Food Banks.
Carrefour stores in France are committed to a policy that involves making daily donations to charities and in 2017, they donated 11,043 tonnes of foodstuffs to Food Banks – that's the equivalent of some 22 million meals.
Give effectively:logistics support and a training programme
The Carrefour Foundation also gives the Food Banks logistics support: it provides vehicles for transporting products – including fresh products – and cold rooms for storing them. In 2018, a €125 000 grant financed the purchase of 9 refrigerated vehicles and 2 cold storage rooms. It was also used to develop training programmes about reducing food waste in a food bank, to create a workshop transforming excess fruits and vegetables in France, and to design a digital platform in Taiwan in order to facilitate donations. Since 1994, Carrefour has funded the purchase of 300 equipments for the Food Banks throughout the world. These include 201 refrigerated vehicles, 34 cold rooms and refrigeration cabinets, etc.