NEWS : 2.8 tons of food was collected from yachts at the last Yachts du Coeur which took place in Port Canto to the benefit of the food bank. A special thank you to all who participated to this 10/10/2015 Yachts du Coeur !
Sponsored by the city of Cannes & the Chamber of Commerce and industry, Eco-Mer organizes les Yachts du Coeur since 2010.
Our 15th Yachts du Coeur will take place in the Vieux Port de Cannes on the 23rd of April 2016 and it will launch a daily anti-wastage food collections in Cannes Ports, to finish on our 16th Yachts du Coeur in Cannes, Port Canto, this automn 2016!
Do Something Positive for People & the Environment. Give food surpluses from Yachts to the Poor. Help the YACHTS DU COEUR. We give food to Food Banks.
The YACHTS DU COEUR fights hunger and protects the environment by supporting and strengthening Food Banks. Since 2010, we’ve collected 19.2 tons of food from superyachts’ seafarers in and around Cannes, on the French Riviera. The equivalent of 38400 meals were collected and handed out to Food Banks who re-distributed it to 105 specialized associations to feed over 25000 people locally. That’s around 172000€ of food at 5€ per meal that did not go to landfill !
Here’s how you can help us :
- Arrange for Super Yachts to come into Port Canto, Cannes, on the 23rd April 2016, the Yachts du Coeur collection day, and donate food. Contact-us
- Bring a bag of food and donate to the food bank
- Assist in the ‘human chain’ to take food off the yachts, pass it from person to person, and place in the Food Bank truck in company of Cannes Lord Mayor, M. David Lisnard at 11am
- Spread the message – tell your friends/colleagues on yachts about Yacht du Coeur and ‘how’ they can get involved and help
Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is thrown away. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food each year that could be used to feed people in need.
There are many reasons that this happens including over stocking, over-production, failure to harvest, post-harvest losses, marketing and other business decisions among many others. Food banks need this nutritious, perfectly edible food that is unsalable for one reason or another, to distribute it to – specialized association that re-distribute it on the ground, to feed people in need.
Without this intervention, much of this food – from Superyachts, retailers, manufacturers, restaurants, hotels and other sources – would end up in landfills. Food discarded in landfills produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas with over 20 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide. Greenhouse gas damages our water supply, land, air …and ultimately harms this and future generations.
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