Alpro Social Fund: Communal sustainability after work

Through the Alpro Social Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, we support internal and external projects for a better society, projects in which Alpro staff and their families are involved.

As well as the projects selected and approved by the Fund Management, all our staff can also make a formal application to the Fund for a project with which they're closely involved. As well as the selection committee, all our employees can vote for them. We are very proud of the way in which our staff are also giving their free time after work for a better world.

You can follow the approved projects via this website and see the results:

1. Holiday camps for disadvantaged children (thanks to Leen Maelfait, Departmental Assistant Maintenance)

A donation of € 5000

Not every child lives in a family that has the means to go on holiday, even though in our welfare society we may tend to think so. Through its camps, the Red Cross aims to respond to the social needs of children living in poverty and invites them to go on holiday. Thanks to the unconditional commitment of Red Cross volunteers, these children can enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience. They can return as happy children because, just as their friends, they have been on holiday.

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2. Enjoying the seaside together: quality time for adults with learning disabilities, with their ageing parents! (thanks to Ann Vandenhoucke, International Science & Nutrition Advisor)

A donation of € 4000

The residential group Mozaïek (DVC Heilig Hart) wants to treat its 10 permanent residents to a short break at the seaside. For these adult residents (40 – 50 years old) with profound physical and learning disabilities, it’s not easy to just pack a suitcase, let alone to go on holiday with their ageing parents. Two days of quality time in a relaxed environment surrounded by continuous care in a special care hotel with their parents: Great fun for all!

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3. (Y)our Future (thanks to Magdalena Rogusz, Process Development Consultant)

A donation of € 1000

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide non-profit organisation of (young) entrepreneurial adults between 18 and 40 years old. With the project (Y)our Future, JCI Gent vzw (a local division of JCI Belgium vzw) wants to inspire school leavers who are looking for a job, offering them advice as well as a network so as to strengthen their position on the labour market.

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The Alpro Social Fund's own selection

1. Malnutrition matters

Malnutrition Matters is a Canadian-registered, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing sustainable low cost food technology solutions for malnutrition, primarily by using soya, but also cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables.

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2. United Fund for Belgium

De Habbekrats VZW offers disadvantaged young people, aged between 10 and 21 years old, the opportunity to spend high quality free time in friendly, easy-access meeting places where they can enjoy a healthy meal. The VZW also teaches them values, standards and social skills through various training courses.

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3. Child Focus Run

Child Focus provides free assistance in case of the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children. Child Focus Run is a fundraising running event that gives the organization visibility and the necessary financial support to continue to provide their social role free of charge.

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