A team from France 3 went to the Moselle food bank on the eve of the large annual collection.
The food bank organizes Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November its large annual and national collection at the exit of supermarkets in particular. Every morning, the same comings and goings, the same agitation. In Metz (Moselle), the food bank arrives every day three tonnes of food products from around thirty supermarkets in the department. It is in this stock that the associations come to draw.
150,000 tonnes of goods
45 associations from Moselle come to get their supplies here. Products from supermarkets, but also European food aid. Another boost for the food bank: the large annual fundraising organized on Friday and Saturday. “The collection represents about 13% of the overall tonnage distributed, so it’s something important and we absolutely count on it.s ”, explains Élisabeth Didion, president of the Moselle food bank. The volunteers of the association will be present in more than a hundred supermarkets in Moselle. They will collect food offered by customers. Last year in France, the collection brought together 150,000 tonnes of goods.