Nestle France and the French Federation of Food Banks extend partnership for three more years; Nestle France has tripled its donations of food products in France since 2020, with 5.8 million meals distributed

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ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France , November 21, 2023 (press release) –

The French Federation of Food Banks and Nestlé France have extended their partnership for 3 years. Nestlé France has tripled its donations of food products in France since 2020, with 5.8 million meals distributed. The company will provide dedicated production time and the know-how of its factory employees to produce donations that meet identified priority needs.

Key Highlights:

* In 2022, Nestlé France donated nearly 1000 tonnes of products, equivalent to 2 million meals

* 70% of the raw materials used in Nestlé Frances factories are French

* FM Logistic will cover the cost of transporting all food donations, and Nestlé France and the Food Banks will develop skills sponsorship.

Original Press Release:

Issy-les-Moulineaux, Nov. 20 -- Nestlé issued the following news release:

The French Federation of Food Banks and Nestlé France are today extending their partnership for an additional 3 years. Main innovation of the system: Nestlé France makes voluntary donations available to Food Banks via dedicated production time.

Muriel Liénau , President of Nestlé France , specifies:

While 1 in 5 French people say they have been hungry in the past year [1], we are strengthening our commitment with Food Banks to contribute to better access to food for vulnerable people. I warmly thank the associations, our partners and the Nestlé teams who are the primary drivers of our actions.

Laurence Champier , General Director of Food Banks

We are happy and proud of the deepening of our partnership with the Nestlé Group, already heavily invested alongside us. The production donation approach for emblematic brands is a strong commitment because it anchors solidarity in the production chain, at the heart of the Group's activity.

Donations multiplied by 3 since 2020 

With 5.8 million meals distributed since 2020 through a network of partners including Food Banks and Restos du Cœur, Nestlé has tripled its donations of food products in France since 2020. In 2022, donations The company's donations represented nearly 1,000 tons of products, the equivalent of 2 million meals [2]. These donations concern products that are still consumable but can no longer be integrated into traditional distribution channels (leftovers from seasonal sales, damaged packaging, or close to the use-by date).

Voluntary donations: production time dedicated to Food Banks.

Faced with the need to respond to ever-increasing growth in the number of food aid beneficiaries in France (+34% over the last 3 years according to the Federation of Food Banks ), Nestlé France is working with Food Banks to focus donations on the products most requested by people who use food aid.

For the first time, the company will provide dedicated production time and the know-how of its factory employees to produce these donations, in order to meet identified priority needs such as breakfast and hot meals. .

Several brands in the group have mobilized to answer the call:

* Chocapic ® : to prepare 1.3 million breakfasts for more than 100,000 beneficiaries

* Nesquik ® : 1,000,000 bowls for 27,000 beneficiaries,

* Kub Or ® : 4 million cubes for 130,000 beneficiaries

Go further by covering logistics costs and skills sponsorship

Nestlé France also wanted to provide a response to the logistical costs associated with the transport of food donations, which often constitute a significant part of the budgets of associations. As of November 1, 2023 , the cost of transporting all food donations from Nestlé France to the logistics bases of its partner associations will be covered by FM Logistic, a long-standing logistician partner of Nestlé France .

Furthermore, the partnership between Nestlé France and the Food Banks will also make it possible to develop skills sponsorship. Nestlé therefore wishes to offer its employees, depending on their professional skills, short missions previously defined with the Food Banks to help them with specific issues.

About Nestlé in France

For more than 150 years, Nestlé has put its know-how at the service of food and has set itself the ambitious goal of improving the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Guided by these values, Nestlé's 10,000 employees in France cultivate the pioneering spirit of Henri Nestlé, and contribute every day to improving the products of around a hundred well-known and recognized brands. France is Nestlé's 1st European market, 3rd in the world and 70% of the raw materials used in its factories are French.


[1] Observatory of Food Vulnerabilities Nestlé France-CWays Foundation , November 16, 2023

[2] ratio: 1T = 2000 meals according to the French Food Banks

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