Food aid

Colis du Cœur Foundation

Distribution of free food and essential hygiene items. Available to anyone who holds a certificate issued by an approved social service provider.

Eligibility requirements:
You must live in the Canton of Geneva
Your income must be below the subsistence level or you must be in acute hardship

Practical information

Parcels are distributed at several locations within the canton. Further information is available on the website of Colis du cœur.

Telephone : 022 300 27 59

Caritas grocery shops

Caritas grocery shops enable people with small budgets to buy essential food items (fruit and vegetables, sugar, flour, oil, pasta, orange juice, etc.) and hygiene and day-to-day care products (cleaning, laundry, personal care products, etc.) at reduced prices.

Eligibility requirements:
Any person, with or without children, who has a personal accreditation card issued and certified by a public or private social welfare service. This card certifies that the holder is on a low income. It must be shown by the user every time they visit.

Practical information

Epicerie de Plainpalais
Rue de Carouge 51-53, 1205 Geneva
022 708 04 63
 

Epicerie de la Servette
Avenue de Luserna 13, 1203 Geneva
022 322 05 69

Grocery shops are open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.