La Banque Alimentaire is a non-profit association recognized as being of public utility by decree no. 2.22.486 dated July 4, 2022
In addition to its primary mission of collecting and redistributing donations to needy populations, the Food Bank devotes a significant part of its aid to supporting actions in favor of social development.
The rural world has elementary school in all the villages and douars of the Kingdom. On the other hand, secondary schools are less numerous and therefore further away from the girls and boys’ homes. This is why the State, through the INDH, has built many boarding schools (dar talib and dar taliba) in order to limit school wastage due to distance. These boarding schools are managed by local associations, which need donors to ensure their proper functioning.
The Food Bank thus intervenes by providing food supplies in non-perishable products and hygiene products (quarterly), by providing the boarding schools with furniture(tables, mattresses, blankets, pillows…), and by giving, according to the collections, clothes, school materials, books…
The result of this support by the Food Bank for nearly 20 years has been a significant reduction in the dropout rate in the regions concerned .
The aim of the Food Bank is not only to significantly increase the number of boarding schools supported, but also to improve the quality of life of the dar talebas boarders by taking a close look at menstrual precariousness, health and, finally, the training and support of the staff in charge.
Women victims of violence, single mothers, abandoned or orphaned children, homeless people and migrants are all populations to which the Food Bank regularly provides assistance through specialisation organisations.
Two to three times a year, the Food Bank contributes, along with other associations, to the organization of socio-medical caravans for the benefit of the inhabitants of remote villages.
These multidisciplinary caravans allow us to help a village for a weekend. The caravans in which the Food Bank participates provide the villagers with medical services, food aid, blankets, mattresses and clothing.
Activities are organized for children to give the event a festive character.
The caravans are organized thanks to the involvement of volunteers (doctors, dentists, members of the Food Bank…).
The Food Bank has distinguished itself in emergency situations and natural disasters (El Hoceima earthquake in 2004, floods in 2009, 2010 and 2014, cold waves , COVID, etc…).
It acts in concert with partners, national and local authorities in disaster areas by delivering food aid as well as clothing, mattresses and blankets. The aim is to bring aid to the affected population as quickly as possible.
Since 2014, it has become natural for the Food Bank to intervene in the rehabilitation of schools, in accordance with its objective of promoting schooling of girls in the rural world.