Our actions against hunger and food waste


Over the years, Partage has developed several projects to recycle unsold goods, from soup to cookies to roasting green coffee bean.

Partage actively fights food waste by collecting unsold and surplus products from Geneva food stores: fresh or dry products with a long shelf life, fruits and vegetables, hygiene products.

Partage is a committed actor participating in the implementation of the 3 political axes related to sustainable consumption and production of the Agenda 2030 in Switzerland.

  • The increase in consumption is putting a high pressure on the environment: Switzerland is already exceeding the planet’s capacity in several areas;
  • Inform and raise awareness of consumers to make sustainable purchases and adopt a sustainable behavior;
  • Switzerland is the country that produces the most urban waste in Europe: communicate on green measures during production, transport, distribution and consumption.

Valorisation workshops

Partage fights food waste by rationalizing and valorizing perishable foodstuffs.

Bread and breadcrumbs recycling workshop


biscuits prepared in 2023

Coffee processing workshop


kilos of coffee prepared in 2023

Fruit and vegetable processing workshop


kilos of fruit and vegetables recovered in various forms by 2023

Dried fruit processing workshop


bags of dried apples made in 2023

Making cookies and cakes from unsold bread

This workshop was developed in 2020 in collaboration with the Hospice général, for the making cookies.

Partage recovers and dry bread and then makes the breadcrumbs. Other products, either donated or purchased – such as spices – complete the recipe.

The cookies are made by a Hospice général trainee chef, accompanied by trainees and volunteers. As with the cookies, the breadcrumbs from the dry bread are also used to make sweet and savoury cakes.

Production of roasted coffee

Companies involved in the coffee trade donate green coffee to Partage.

Since 2023, the purchase and installation of a new roaster in the Espace de valorisation’s coffee workshop has enabled the team to roast its own green coffee. It is then redistributed as beans or ground coffee.

Making sticks, soups and compotes

The workshop gives our chef the opportunity to develop a range of recipes using unsold produce, including vegetable soup, tomato sauce, sticks, compote, jam and fruit salad.

Fruit dehydration

Initiated in 2019, the project came to fruition in May 2022.

Thanks to its new equipment, Partage cleans, cuts and then dehydrates local fruit categorised as “out of size” (currently apples), which are packaged in individual 100-gram sachets.

Since this year, and with the aim of intensifying and raising awareness of the fight against waste, the foundation has been offering companies a dehydration service for their surplus apples, enabling them to preserve them for longer.

All these valorized products are distributed for free – through our ordering platform – to the beneficiary associations and social services in the canton.

Exchange platform between food banks

Partage is taking part in a food exchange platform between Swiss food banks, such as Table Suisse, Table du Rhône, Table Couvre-Toi and some food wholesalers.

The goal is to optimize ressources to reduce food waste.

By choosing to support the Fondation Partage, which is recognized as being in the public interest, you are making a concrete contribution to the daily support of people in difficult economic situations in the canton of Geneva.