The last weekend of November was held the 36th “Collecte Nationale”, the big food collection in France. An event that the Food Banks wanted to maintain despite the confinement and which once again demonstrated the generosity of all.
The first trend indicates that 9000 tons of food corresponding to 18 million meals were offered during the weekend, despite complex organizational conditions. The supermarket chains have also responded, welcoming volunteers and setting up coupons at the cash desk. Some have also planned to supplement donations from the general public.
“With a result close to our objective, this 2020 edition is very satisfactory in view of the mobilization deployed and the exceptional circumstances. But we must remain vigilant and continue to look for resources that will enable us to meet a demand that has increased by 20%”, explains Claude Baland, President of the Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires.
During these 3 days, the thousands of volunteers carried the colors of solidarity high. Testimonials on social networks are all proof of this commitment to the fight against food insecurity.
The food collection in France traditionally represents 11% of the total food collected. The products will therefore already make it possible to meet the needs of the coming months. They will be redistributed to vulnerable people by the 5,400 associations of the network