Press release : The Fédération Luxembourgeoise de l’Alimentation et de la Distribution (FLAD) contributes to Stëmm’s Caddy 2 project
To support the Caddy 2 project of the Stëmm vun der Strooss, the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de l’Alimentation et de la Distribution (FLAD), which is part of the Confédération luxembourgeoise des commerces (CLC), has provided financial support in addition to the regular food donations it makes through one of its partners, the hypermarket Auchan. In order to fight poverty and unemployment, the Stëmm vun der Strooss has been collecting, processing and distributing food, which it receives free of charge, since 2009, in compliance with the hygiene standards required for food safety.
After a meeting between the Stëmm’s management, represented by Alexandra Oxacelay and Arnaud Watelet, and the CLC’s consultant, Janssen Liu, FLAD decided to support the Caddy 2 project. It should be added that FLAD’s values are guided by a strategy of sustainable development and minimising food waste. The Caddy 2 project fully meets these criteria, as the new site on the Um Woeller industrial zone in Sanem will not only engage 40 additional people in professional reintegration, but will also take strong action against food waste. Thanks to the adapted infrastructure and kitchens, the non-profit association will aim to increase the amount of food currently processed from 100 to 500 tonnes.
These are the main reasons why FLAD wanted to contribute to the completion of the project, as Janssen Liu explains: “The Fédération Luxembourgeoise de l’Alimentation et de la Distribution is pleased to contribute to the creation of infrastructures that redistribute food products to the most disadvantaged and to reinforce the fight against food waste. The creation of this new structure allows the expansion of the capacity for the recovery of foodstuffs by charitable associations in Luxembourg, which is currently already beyond its limits. In this way, the sector continues its efforts to further optimize the prevention of food waste while supporting the creation of jobs for the most disadvantaged.”
Alexandra Oxacelay would like to thank FLAD for their support and trust and is happy to count on partners who are committed to the same mission of fighting food waste while creating jobs for marginalised people.