Carrefour is supporting the Restos du Cœur collection campaign
For the 10th year running, Carrefour is supporting the Restos du Cœur – on 9 and 10 March, it will be welcoming the charity's volunteers and volunteer employees in its stores.
The long-standing commitment of in-store teams
For 10 years, Carrefour has been providing the Restos du Cœur with essential help in its collection campaigns. Every year, the charity's volunteers get together with the Group's employees to run the campaign and raise customers' awareness of its various initiatives. Some 1800 Carrefour stores will be involved across the whole country. In 2017, 2100 tonnes of products were collected – that's a third of the total donations that the charity received throughout the whole campaign.
10 years of collaboration between Carrefour and Danone to provide more meals
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Carrefour's and Danone’s partnership within the framework of the "shared products" campaign. From 6 to 12 March, for every purchase of two specially identified products in Carrefour stores (dairy products, water and baby food), the Restos du Cœur will get one meal. Thanks to this partnership, the charity gets one million extra meals every year.
Carrefour and the Restos du Cœur – giving every day
As well as the nationwide campaign, Carrefour supports the Restos du Cœur all year round with food donations from customers in its stores every day. In 2017, the equivalent of 16.8 million meals were donated to the Restos du Cœur. This long-standing partnership is in line with the action plan that Carrefour has adopted, helping food aid charities.
The Carrefour Foundation provides the charity with logistics support. In 2017, it donated €115,000 to co-finance the purchase of eight refrigerated vehicles to transport the donations. These vehicles are the missing link between the donor stores and the charity's distribution centres in France's rural regions.
The Foundation also works on integrating the charity's beneficiaries by providing them with training in food-related professions. In 2017, it helped the charity set up a self-service restaurant in Brittany for people looking for work (kitchen and dining area equipment) with a €97,000 donation.
All Carrefour consolidated and Market stores have entered into a formal relationship with one or several local charities to which they distribute food donations on a daily basis. Through such relationships, in 2017 Carrefour redistributed the equivalent of some 106 million meals to more than 1000 food aid organisations.
10 years of partnership between Carrefour and Danone, in presence of Alexandre Bompard and Emmanuel Faber.
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