Acting to help the most needy in society

In the countries where Casino group operates, many people live below the poverty line and rely on aid for food. The Group supports food bank networks in these countries by setting up, in its stores, daily collection of fresh produces as well as products that are close to their sell-by date, but still consumable. It also supports national collection actions.

In France, the Group is committed to the most vulnerable. It encourages its stores and customers to support the Fédération française des banques alimentaires (FFBA). The Group has been supporting the FFBA since 2009, and renewed its partnership in 2019 for a further period of three years. 

Thanks to its banners and as part of this agreement, the Group donates products with short best-before dates and associates itself and its voluntary employees to the Food Banks national collection that takes place every year at the end of November. These donations benefit food bank networks, but also several charities such as the Red Cross, the Secours Populaire and the Restos du Cœur in France. 


In 2022, nearly 31,000 tons of products, equivalent to more than 61 million meals, were given by Casino group to the food bank networks or similar general interest institutions (national and daily collection). More than 7,800 tons were collected during the national event and 30,700 tons were given by the Group stores and warehouses throughout the year.

In South America, the brands have implemented a similar approach and are continuing to donate to partner institutions. For example, Assaí has ​​set up a partnership with the organization Ação da Cidadania (Citizenship Action) to distribute meals through solidarity and community kitchens. GPA has set up a partnership with Connecting Food, a company that helps facilitate the donation of fruits and vegetables from stores to institutions that seek these foods. Éxito supports 23 local food banks and nearly 200 institutions.

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