In line with its mission to revitalize rural areas by promoting healthy and sustainable food for all, Fondation Avril has been supporting Solaal since 2015, to facilitate the organisation or farmer’s donation for national food assistance associations.
In 2017, Solaal designed and distributed the guide « Le don agricole de A à Z », which lists 35 action sheets and 50 testimonies from committed farmers. The objective is to spread good practices acquired by all actors to effectively combat food waste while providing quality products to people in precarious situations.
In 2018, Fondation Avril renewed its partnership with Solaal for three years. The association has thus been able to develop a mobile application that helps farmers to donate faster and more easily. Solaal continues to develop its « relays » throughout the country as well as local experiments: solidarity gleaning, donation chain, donations at agricultural fairs and exhibitions.
“We have spent a lot of time and energy producing our fruits, it is really dreadful having to throw them away! So obviously we prefer to give them away. Solaal helps us find the entitled national associations which thus get our products”
arborist in Hauts-de-France
OTHER PROJECTS :
Banques Alimentaires (Food Banks)
the Foundation also supported 7 local initiatives led by local Food Banks, to enable people in precarious situations to access quality food aid.