How will your project contribute to promoting the gastronomy of the Hauts-de-France region?
In France, there are unsold agricultural products and the producers concerned do not necessarily have information on the possibility of making donations, nor do they necessarily have the time or the network. In France in 2021, nearly 10 million people benefited from food aid. Moreover, only 6.5% consume fruit and vegetables 5 times a day (Source: Abena study 2011-2012). This study highlighted that pathologies related to the lack of nutritional balance are more important among people receiving food aid (obesity, hypertension, diabetes …). In order to facilitate the connection of actors from the agricultural and agri-food sectors and food aid associations in Hauts-de-France, a SOLAAL branch was created in October 2018. It allows associations to benefit from fresh products that they did not have access to before, to offer them to people in food insecurity.