Les Cuisines Solidaires- Ensemble contre la faim is a pilot project which started in 2017 in Forest Side, Curepipe.
Les Cuisines Solidaires- Ensemble contre la faim is a pilot project which started in 2017 in Forest Side, Curepipe. The concept is simple: reduce wasted unsold food by using it to offer free meals to families who have low standards of living. It involves sorting the unsold products given by grocery stores, cook them and distribute them for free to families. This project allows the hiring of women from underserved areas of Curepipe, so that they earn a regular salary and build up their resume for future opportunities.
5 days/week, meals are distributed in Malherbes, Mangalkhan, Camp Le Juge, Atlee, La Brasserie et Anoska, all poor neighbourhoods surrounding the city of Curepipe.
There are about 5 tons of unsold products per month, which are used by the organisation: fruits, vegetables, bread, pastry, processed food. Approximately 12,000 meals per month are cooked.