Loire-Atlantique: Food Bank Collection begins Friday in 130 stores

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Volunteers for the Food bank collection in the Loire-Atlantique

Friday and Saturday, volunteers from the Food Bank are waiting in supermarkets and hypermarkets. The benefits of the Food Bank will go to the poor in the region.

According to statistics from INSEE in 2015, 14% of the French population lives below the poverty line. For the 33rd national collection of Food Banks, 130 stores of the Loire-Atlantique department are involved on Friday and Saturday. “This year, volunteers who will be at the exits of the supermarkets, will be asking for a donation of food, with a priority of canned fish, vegetables, prepared foods, jams, oil , coffee, chocolate bars, flour, sugar and grain, “ advocates the responsible collection, Brigitte le Masne.

The Food Bank of Loire-Atlantique (BA 44) is a partner of 108 associations that feed 15,000 beneficiaries, a figure that has risen over the last year. 2500 volunteers are mobilized in hypermarkets or sorting in the bank’s warehouse.

Friday 25 and Saturday, November 26

The Collections will be in 130 hypermarkets throughout the day in the Loire-Atlantique on Friday and Saturday.

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