Covid-19 Emergency Assistance
Due to the economic crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Partage faced many new challenges, including a sudden increase of beneficiaries. We have gone from less than 10,000 people supported per week to more than 13,000.
The food poverty situation was such that the foundation has been entrusted by the cantonal authorities to prepare emergency food bags, that are delivered in various distribution sites throughout the canton.
All our logistics has been impacted and we had to reorganize our teams, recruit more volunteers and sometimes hire temporary staff members.
The simultaneous trends of a decrease in unsold goods and an increase in the number of beneficiaries have forced Partage to start purchasing food products, making the Foundation’s budget jump from CHF 300,000 in 2019 to more than CHF 9,000,000 for 2021.
Thanks to the tireless help of nearly 200 volunteers, we prepare around 5,000 food bags each week for the people in need in the canton.
Distribution of emergency food bags to the following institutions in the canton of Geneva: Aumonia, Café Cornavin, Centre Islamique de Genève, Fondation Colis du Coeur, La Farce – épicerie pour étudiant.e.s
How to get involved ?
Many actions are possible to help us fight against poverty and food waste.