Fort du soutien du Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères, France urbaine, en partenariat avec RESOLIS, a décidé de réaliser une étude intitulée « Les villes face aux défis de la précarité alimentaire ». Celle-ci rassemble 21 contributions de métropoles, grandes villes et agglomérations, qui permettent d’identifier, à travers des initiatives concrètes, de quelle manière elles agissent contre la précarité alimentaire.
La fiche « Un réseau de distribution alimentaire coordonné » présente la stratégie d’alimentation solidaire de la Ville de Reims....
With the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France Urbaine, in partnership with RESOLIS, decided to carry out a study entitled "Cities facing the challenges of food insecurity". This document gathers 21 contributions from metropolises, large cities and agglomerations, which make it possible to identify, through concrete initiatives, how they act against food insecurity.
The factsheet “a coordinated food distribution network” presents the solidarity food strategy of the City of Reims.
Prior to 2011, 3,000 people were receiving food aid from a multitude of charity organizations in the Reims territory. Given this situation and in order to provide appropriate assistance to households, which went beyond food aid, it proved necessary to create a project to bring together local organizations and to refer vulnerable and disadvantaged families to social workers.
In this regard, the community grocery store has been a useful tool for encouraging a joint approach.
The assisted populations are either exposed to the risk of social exclusion due to the insecurity of their situation in relation to employment, income, housing or health, or are already being neglected or marginalized. It is therefore essential, beyond the provision of ad hoc aid, to encourage the restoration of social cohesion around a project, using a structuring tool which favours educational aspects and support.
At the same time and in general, the distribution of aid in the form of packages implies a total absence of choice of products received, and a certain loss of dignity for the people concerned. Conversely, the community grocery allows a choice from the products available with a modest financial participation.