Food voucher 2023: soon to be experienced! For whom and when?

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“Food voucher 2023: soon to be tested! For whom and when?”

Food voucher 2023: soon to be tested! For whom and when?

FOOD CHECK. The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire announced; the creation of a food voucher at departmental level in the coming months.

[Updated; day on 6 March 2023   12:01] There will indeed be a food voucher in 2023. This Monday, March 6, 2023, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire spoke out to following a meeting with representatives of large retailers, and the Minister Delegate for Trade, Olivia Gr&├ęgoire. The tenant of Bercy thus confirmed; the future implementation of such a device:"There will be a food voucher forthe most modest. This food check will be made on aterritorial basis, probably the department so as to to be as close as possible to consumers and producers. An experiment will be launched in the coming months." Now remains at know the precise details of this food voucher, who will be entitled to it? What will be the payment date? What will be the conditions? fill in to qualify?

As a reminder, the association Rural Families has recently formulated a a request to the government, based on its annual Price Observatory, published Wednesday, February 22. According to the organization, a family of two adults and two children needs a minimum of 477 euros per month to eat properly. However, this amount is higher by 65 euros  what a family living at the poverty line can afford. De facto, the association is asking the executive for monthly aid  intended for the most modest French households in an unprecedented inflationary context (13.3% in January 2023 over one year).

Who could benefit from food vouchers in 2023?

The fund for sustainable food aid of 60 million euros, desired by Elisabeth Borne could be managed by certain large national networks, and prefects of regions to through "local projects". “The latter” will be able to support initiatives (…) between farmers, producers who will also be able to offer short circuits for quality food. For example also setting up sustainable food vouchers since it is something that we want to be able to develop later on. nationwide", continued the head of government.

But at originally, scholarship students, beneficiaries of housing aid (APL) even if they no longer live with their parents as well as the beneficiaries of social minima such as the RSA, the ASS, the AAH, or the ASPA should have benefited from the food voucher. Finally, the latter touched the inflation bonus, or exceptional back-to-school bonus of 100 euros on September 15.

What could be the date of payment of the food check in 2023?

The possible food check corresponding to the aid of 60 million euros is not on the program of the 2023 budget. So, it is difficult to know the exact terms of this new food voucher, and of ;a potential payment date if such a formula were chosen for 2023.

If the recommendations of the Rural Families association came to pass convince the government, this "new look" could see the light of day during the year 2023. However, no exact date has yet been communicated.

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