The "Clic Solidaire” (Give with a Click) operation helps local associations to organise food donations in the long term.
The “Clic Solidaire” operation
Carrefour hypermarkets work with local associations on a daily basis so that unsold stock can be distributed to the most needy in the neighbourhood. To do this as effectively as possible, these associations also need equipment, refrigeration facilities, vehicles etc. As a means of encouraging them, Carrefour hypermarkets and the Carrefour Foundation launched the “Clic Solidaire” operation.
Essentially, working in partnership with a local association of its choice (that has some relationship with food banks), Carrefour hypermarkets submit a project to provide equipment as part of an initiative to get food aid to the most needy. Customers were able to go to www.clicsolidaire.be between 17 November and 31 December 2014 and vote for their favourite project.
The votes are now closed and Carrefour Belgium and the Carrefour Foundation are pleased to announce the results:
The De Okkernoot association, winner of the Clic Solidaire campaign
With nearly 300,000 votes counted, the De Okkernoot association received nearly 55,000 votes. As the campaign's winner, it will receive a donation of €30,000 so it can renovate its premises and increase the number of people it can host.
De Okkernoot provides people suffering from autism with short-term accommodation and holds events for them.It looks after 160 children, young people and adults, either temporarily or on a permanent basis.
44 charity projects supported throughout Belgium
Each of the charity projects supported by the stores receive a donation from the Carrefour Foundation. €30 000 for the first project that gets the most clicks, €10 000 for the following nine projects, while the next projects receive €2000 each. A total of €188,000 will go to these charity projects which are spread across the country's three regions.
View a complete list of winners at: http://www.clicsolidaire.be