Thanks to the French Recovery Plan, 442 local projects working to encourage access to a greater number of fresh and local projects are going to be launched. The financing behind these projects, totaling 12.3 million euros for the first wave, will help start numerous initiatives like putting in place things like solidarity grocery stores or distribution networks for those in need. The tool remains open for new project proposals throughout France.
The global health crisis has underscored the difficulty for certain French citizens to gain access to fresh, healthy and local food sources at an affordable price. Facing the growing number of isolated people or people in precarious situations, the initiatives supported by charities, business, economic and social actors, and local governments have multiplied across France to propose healthy, local food sources to the largest possible number of people.
The French Recovery Plan supports these local initiatives with a 30 million euro fund, organized around three main themes:
- Supporting producers taking collective steps in organizing for local and high-quality food supply
- Supporting charities and businesses as well as local governments having taken steps to provide high quality local food to all
- Supporting local development initiatives for mobile solidarity grocery stores intended for isolated or people in limited economic situations.