Could you ever have imagined that by donating just 5000 kgs of cereal you would be helping 5160 people to have a plate of food on their table?
Grain Exchange Programme
What is it?
The programme is a partnership between farmers, grain-stores, food manufacturers and the FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos.Â Â Â
The aim is to obtain donations of grain from producers, to be exchanged for basic food staples which are then given to social organisations (soup kitchens, nurseries, old people's homes etc).
How does it work?
The operation is very simple: the producer expresses their wish to help by donating a percentage of its cereal production (soya, maize, wheat, sorghum, sunflower etc) and the grain-store takes care of all the formalities. Then, from the FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos, we manage the process and exchange the grain for basic food staples.Â
The producer that decides to donate to us a part of their cereal sales, delivers the grain to the facilities of the grain-store, that has an established agreement with the FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos (Louis Dreyfus, Molinos Rio de La Plata, El Tejar y Los Grobo).
â¢ Donation of grain - Producer
â¢ Transfer of ownership and settlement of the grain - Grain-store
â¢ Exchange of grain for food stuffs - Food Manufacturer
â¢ Distribution to soup kitchens - FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos
Then, we must be informed of the tonnage of the donation via an email to
Taking the legal framework into account
The FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos is registered as a producer and exchanger of grain with the National Bureau for the Control of Agricultural Trade (ONCCA), whereby the grain-store does the transfer of ownership and settlement of grain within the existing legal framework. The amount of grain will be deducted from the grain sales contract signed by the grain-storeÂ and the producer.
An equation that feeds
Your desire to help + a percentage of your harvest + the grain-store + the FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos
The money, corresponding to the amount of grain donated, will go towards the purchase of basic food staples from food manufacturers, who give us preferential prices.Â Then, the food is distributed amongst more than 511 social organisations and soup kitchens, located in the Federal Capital and Greater Buenos Aires, and feeds more than 85,500 people.
To find out more about who we help click here.
Benefits for the donors
The FundaciÃ³n Banco de Alimentos is incorporated in art. 81 inc. c. of the Income Tax Law. For this reason it posesses the Exemption Certificate that entitles donors to tax deductions on the donations they make within the legal framework.
In order to claim up to a 5% tax deduction, the agricultural producer receives the following documentation:
âÂ Form C1116 RT: transfer of ownership of the grain donated to the Banco de Alimentos.
â Donation receipt: specifies the type and quantity of grain donated.Â
â Tax Exemption Certificate.
We need to do more
We are a non-governmental organisation that offers an effective solution to those that suffer from hunger, managing food donations in a transparent and efficient way. To find out more about who we are click here.
These donations are received in our warehouse, and then delivered to community organisations and soup kitchens. To find out more about our management model click here.
But this effort is not enough, because the food received is not sufficient to cover the increase in demand from the soup kitchens that we help.
Today we have more than 82 soup kitchens on the waiting list.
With just 5000 kgs of cereal, you can help 5160 people to have a plate of food on their table!
Don't wait until tomorrow, join us today. Thousands of Argentineans will thank you!
Thanks to the donation of a percentage of your harvest, you can harvest the smiles of thousands of children and teenagers that today, unfortunately, don't have an adequate diet.