Donations and collections
Throughout the year, the Foundation relays food donation and collection campaigns using the Group’s retail expertise. This makes Carrefour the leading private-sector donor to Food Banks in France. In 2013, the accumulated donations made to various food aid organisations, worldwide, were equivalent to 77 million meals. Funding worth €632,097 was also provided to support Food Banks in four countries (France, Spain, Italy and Poland). The Foundation also offers logistics support, by transporting and storing food produce so that the cold chain can remain unbroken, through the purchase of refrigerated vehicles and cold storage rooms. In 2013, the Foundation funded the purchase of 36 vehicles for Food Banks worldwide.