Vegetables for everyone: call for projects 2017 is open!


Today, the Louis Bonduelle Foundation announced the exclusive publication of its call for projects for the Europe-Russia zone on the theme of Vegetables for everyone, an alternative approach to production and supply. You can find all the information you need to submit your project here.

The Louis Bonduelle Foundation was established in 2004 with the aim of promoting the general interest and sustainably changing eating habits. The foundation strives to take action and develop tools to help people consume sufficient quantities of vegetables.

The 2017 call for projects falls within the scope of the third pillar of the Louis Bonduelle Foundation’s activity, namely action in the field to change eating habits, focussing specifically on the theme of Vegetables for everyone, an alternative approach to production and supply.

The Foundation wants to make vegetables even more accessible

How can we ensure that everyone has access to vegetables? How can a balanced diet be promoted among recipients of food aid? The Louis Bonduelle Foundation’s mission is to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality food and to reduce social inequality in terms of health and nutrition.

Available consumer data clearly show that vegetable consumption is down and that this is especially true for people with low incomes, because vegetables are considered expensive, even though this phenomenon is evident across all levels of society.

There are plenty of challenges to be addressed and projects eligible for this call for projects can include projects focussing on the development of permaculture, the greening of urban areas, how to reduce food waste, urban community agriculture and any other initiative that supplies vegetables to people throughout the year.

Call for local projects: two months to submit your project

The new call for projects, which was launched on December 1, will close at 10 am on January, 29, 2018 (deadline for submissions, French time). Exceptionally, this year, the call for projects will be restricted to organisations in the following countries: Romania, Germany, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and France.

Have a look at the other conditions for eligibility and submit your project online now! The jury of the Louis Bonduelle Foundation will meet on 28 February 2018. The candidates will be notified of the results by e-mail a few days later.

A partnership with 100° in Canada

100° is an initiative of Québec en Forme, which strives to bring together a community of committed people to promote a healthy lifestyle among young people. Following the launch of this new initiative, today Québec en Forme and the Louis Bonduelle Foundation have officially announced their desire to develop a funding programme to support local projects.

The programme, which focuses on the theme of “An alternative supply: fruit and vegetables throughout the year for everyone”, offers support to community grocers, food banks, community kitchens and schools. Find out more about 100 degrés here.

Find out more about the projects the Louis Bonduelle Foundation supports under Our activities