Access to healthy food is a constant challenge for many people (people living in poverty, refugees, homeless people,...).
A year ago, the health crisis has changed the course of our lives. Not only did the shutdown of many sectors of activity affect our farmers, who were faced with large surpluses of vegetables. But also, social restaurants have been closed for a long time and the supply of food in food banks and others has decreased enormously. In addition, the economic shock and rising unemployment rate has left many families with little or no resources to feed their families. As a result, food banks, social grocery shops and other associations are experiencing a huge increase in demand for support, but a shortage of supply.
In response to this dual challenge, Robin Food was born, an initiative that aims to transform surplus vegetables bought from farmers in difficulty into nutrient-rich soups for families in difficulty, distributed through social grocery shops and food aid organisations.
At the beginning of this project, there are 5 partners: Rikolto, an international organisation that promotes sustainable agriculture, the non-profit organisation Riso Vlaams-Brabant that organises community work for social reintegration, Depot Margo, a social food distribution platform, EIT Food, a European initiative that supports food innovation projects for the most disadvantaged, and our enVie workshop, where delicious soups are prepared from the surplus vegetables recovered.
Want to know more? Watch the video of our partner EIT Food
In total, the Robin Food initiative will have funded 70,000 litres of soup!