In this project FFF sets up a social supermarket concept for 50 families/200 persons, identified as living below the poverty line, who are not participating in the ‘Binnenlandse Zaken’ (BZK) food program for several reasons. They will have the opportunity to shop for groceries and related core products. In this way they will be able to make their own choices on what to 'purchase for free', boosting some form of pride and dignity.
This innovative project takes a different approach compared to regular food security program and pays for the infrastructure and set up of the social supermarket concept with co-financing by 'Samenwerkende Fondsen’ on food provision.
Freegan Food Foundation fights food waste and strives to end hunger on the island of St. Maarten. The Foundation started its work right after hurricane Irma where food security then and now is one of St. Maarten’s core challenges.