the All Naked Drive offers half-price baskets to students
Students are among the most affected by the health crisis. Between lockdowns, curfews and distance learning, many have felt isolated or have dropped out of school. They also saw their precariousness. The closure of restaurants, places of culture and non-essential businesses has deprived many young people of their student jobs. Their distress was great in recent months. While life is slowly taking its course, some still have difficulty.
To top it off, the cost of student living increased by 2.5% at the start of September 2021 compared to the previous school year according to UNEF. Faced with all this, the naked Drive decided to act on its own scale. Since the beginning of last October, he has been selling baskets with an initial value of 20 euros at half price for students Toulouse. “It is sometimes difficult for them to access products grown locally and sold without disposable packaging,” says the company.
Food products without disposable packaging
As a reminder, this zero waste drive was created in 2018 in the pink city. It was then the first in France. Created by Salomé and Pierre Géraud, it offers food, household and hygiene products packaged in prepared jars or fabric bags, order online and then pick up at one of the brand’s collection points. The brand has three in Toulouse. The principle is almost the same for baskets intended for students. They must order it online between Tuesday and Friday.
On presentation of a student proof, they can then pick up their products on Friday or Saturday of the following week at the drive located in the Montaudran district in Toulouse. To avoid unpleasant surprises, the composition of the baskets is announced in advance. on the site and the social networks of the naked Drive. They include drinks, dairy products, cookies, dry products or even fruits and vegetables in bulk.
About fifty baskets per week offered
According to the naked Drive, some students are “already loyal to the operation for several weeks”. With these half-price baskets, Salomé and Pierre Géraud want “facilitate access for young people to quality food and without disposable packaging. ”The Toulouse company proposed this initiative as part of the participatory citizen budget for sustainable food organized by the Occitanie region from January 15 to February 15, 2021.
Their project had acquired 617 votes. He thus arrived in Haute-Garonne. Funded to the tune of 15,000 euros by the region, this initiative allows the naked Drive to sell every week and throughout the school year. 50 baskets at low prices for Toulouse students. “Part of the envelope will also be dedicated to the production of materials to raise awareness of sustainable food,” indicates the naked Drive. These are distributed in parallel with the baskets.