Social grocery stores
The Carrefour Foundation is aware of the social stigma around food, which is one of the reasons it has supported the development of “social grocery stores”. These are places where those experiencing great hardship can find someone to talk to, and where they can buy everyday food items at just 20 % of their usual price. The stores combat exclusion without encouraging dependency, offering beneficiaries a freedom of choice while favouring sustainable inclusion. Indeed, most of the employees of these stores were once beneficiaries themselves.