Press release 3.11.20 par admin
Carrefour Ivory Coast has signed a food donation agreement with the Banque Alimentaire de Côte d’Ivoire
On Tuesday 10 March 2020, Carrefour Ivory Coast, a major player in the country’s retail sector, signed a food donation agreement with the Ivory Coast food bank (Banque Alimentaire de Côte d’Ivoire)...
An increase in the number of people living in poverty has seen part of Ivory Coast’s population making use of the food aid dispensed by the associations and institutions. From the early days of its activities in Ivory Coast, Carrefour has pursued a resolutely humanitarian and community-spirited policy and regularly donates food to several recipient associations (1). In addition to the signature of this agreement in Ivory Coast, Carrefour (operated by CFAO Retail) is part of a genuine “solidarity and waste-prevention chain” for the benefit of society’s most vulnerable people, as an extension to the agreement between Carrefour and the food banks in Europe.
Pascal BORDEAUX, Managing director of CFAO Retail in Ivory Coast explains that “we decided to work with the Ivory Coast food bank as its activities form a continuation of those already initiated by Carrefour in this country. We donate foodstuffs which are still consumable to them, free of charge. They’ then store this food and distribute it to the most disadvantaged people in society, in compliance with the health and safety rules so dear to Carrefour”.
“This partnership between the food bank and Carrefour is important to us for several reasons: the provision of foodstuffs in Ivory Coast by a major player in the distribution sector like Carrefour will enable us to distribute high-quality food to the most disadvantaged people, who we are seeking to help”, explained Maître Kignaman Soro, President of the Ivory Coast food bank, before adding “we also hope that with the support of the Carrefour stores in the country, we can carry out food collection campaigns, a great opportunity to make the public aware of our work”. Indeed, the Ivory Coast food bank aims to become the country’s leading food aid network.
(1) Recipients of food donations from Carrefour Ivory Coast in 2019: Association Internationale des Femmes de Côte d’Ivoire (AIFCI - International Association for Women in Ivory Coast), Orphelinat de filles de BASSAM (Bassam orphanage for girls), Orphelinat de garçons de BINGERVILLE (Bingerville orphanage for boys), Organisation Humanitaire d’Aide à la Santé en Afrique (OHASA - Humanitarian organisation for health aid in Africa) and the NGO CAVOEQUIVA.