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We believe that great things can happen when we support our local communities to grow and develop.
In 2018 we introduced our latest social business 'enVie' in Belgium, with the objective of tackling two major challenges in rural areas - food waste and long-term unemployment.
enVie produces a range of tasty soups made from misshapen and surplus vegetables, whilst helping provide work opportunities for people who have previously faced long-term unemployment.
McCain Foods is present at every step of the process, supporting enVie from concept to execution, sharing knowledge and know-how. Sales from the soups are reinvested into the social business to increase the social impact, and the partners receive no dividends.
enVie is a social enterprise supported by McCain Foods, Colruyt Group (a well-known Belgian retailer), REO Veiling (a fruit and vegetable co-operative), Randstad Group (a Human Resources consulting firm) and the Food Banks of Belgium.
McCain Foods in India is involved in local community outreach programs in Mehsana. By sponsoring programs and initiatives locally, they are helping to bring positive change to the lives of others in their community.
Project Shakti is a partnership between McCain Foods India and the local charity, Arupa Mission Research Foundation. Arupa Mission Research Foundation is committed to empowering girls and women in the local village of Baliyasan.
Women in this village face many hardships including the trending decline of its female birthrate, increased female student drop-out rates and a lack of employable skill stewardship of the female population.
Project Shakti addresses core social and economic factors influencing inequality within Baliyasan. By creating opportunities for women and girls through development workshops, women in Baliyasan are realizing their full potential, gaining confidence, and ultimately transforming their lives and the lives of the next generation of women in Baliyasan.
More than 150 women and girls have now attended Project Shakti training programs, and many volunteered to be mentors, allowing the information from each development program to be passed on to others. Through the project, some women voiced an ambition to be entrepreneurs and thanks to a partnership with the local government, many will receive loans to help them find jobs or start a business.