In November, right after International Solidarity Week and with the support of the European Federation of Food Banks and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), the Carrefour Foundation is coordinating an international operation to collect food products to give to Food Banks in 8 countries.
Launched in Brazil, on November 9, this aid campaign will then be led simultaneously on 29&30 November in 7 other countries: Argentina, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain.
Partner of the Food Bank Federations since 1994, Carrefour teams will be involved alongside volunteers in nearly 3 000 stores throughout the world: 1 100 stores in France, 700 in Italy, 200 in Poland etc. Customers, employees or volunteers of Carrefour, everyone is invited to take part in the operation!
Nearly 3 000 Carrefour stores involved in the operation in 8 countries
Right after International Solidarity Week and with the support of the European Federation of Food Banks and The Global FoodBanking Network, the Carrefour Foundation is coordinating a major food collection in nearly 3 000 stores in 8 countries : Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain. The food collected in-store by Food Bank volunteers will then be redistributed to organisations assisting the needy.
This international collection operation adds to the daily food donations which take place daily in Carrefour stores.
2013: reinforced support from the Carrefour Foundation to Food Banks on an international scale
Drawing on Carrefour's core business as a retailer, the Carrefour Foundation coordinates and relays donations and foodstuffs donations throughout the year. In 2013 it stepped up support to food aid, particularly to food banks, through various means.
The Carrefour Foundation doubled this year its donations earmarked for food aid – more than €2 million dedicated to food solidarity projects: food donations and collections as well as social grocery stores, agricultural sectors, nutrition programmes and catering trade. In 2013, a donation of €718 000 was given to support Food Banks.
The Carrefour Foundation also provides logistics support, giving local associations the infrastructure they need to transport and store foodstuffs – especially fresh products. Since it was first set up, the Carrefour Foundation has financed the acquisition of 36 cold rooms and more than 140 refrigerated vehicles including 36 vehicles financed in 2013 for Food Banks across the world.