How do the Croix-Rouge Butteks (Social Groceries) work?
In order to prevent misuse, social services objectively analyse whether a person is eligible to shop at a Croix-Rouge Buttek. Only those in true need can become customers, and once they have been authorised they receive a personalised access card.
In order to meet the demand of disadvantaged people, a number of groceries have been established all over the country.
These shops are open 5 days a week and offer a vast array of food and household products :
- Staple foods
- Fresh produce
- Care products
- Cleaning products
In order to respect the dignity of our customers and appeal to their sense of responsibility, financial participation (about one third of the market-price) is required from them.
In many cases, the companies involved avoid wasting food from overproduction, incorrect deliveries, or business closures. Customers of the Croix-Rouge Buttek therefore enjoy fresh, high-quality goods.
The social groceries are a joint project of Caritas Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Red Cross, in cooperation with the Ministry of Family Affairs. This initiative is a continuation of national efforts as it complements and builds upon existing food and material provisions in Luxembourg.