The food shops ‘Caritas Buttek’ and ‘Croix-Rouge Buttek’ offer a range of basic items that are sold at a third of their purchase price. This basic offer is supplemented by items that have remained unsold in a supermarket but are still fit to eat: these are sold at a token price.

At ‘Stëmm vun der Strooss’ social restaurants, people in precarious living circumstances can get a meal for 50 cents and a drink for 25 cents. The food comes from a partnership with a superstore, and is recuperated and redistributed by the team of ‘Atelier Caddy’, another ‘Stëmm vun der Strooss’ initiative.

The workers, who are mainly unpaid volunteers, are responsible for recuperating the food from supermarkets, sorting it, storing the food, ensuring that the shops operate properly, and preparing food for consumption in the restaurants.

It’s not always easy for people in precarious living circumstances to have access to foodstuffs. Social food shops and social restaurants have been looking into the problem, while at the same time helping to avoid food waste. "