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February 01, 2018

Donate your expired 2017 meal vouchers to the french Red Cross

Didn’t use up all your 2017 meal vouchers ? You can donate them to the French Red Cross (la Croix Rouge) up until Saturday, March 31, 2018, and help fund the organization’s work to promote balanced and healthy nutrition for its beneficiaries.

The “Restaurons la Solidarité” campaign led by the French Red Cross and Edenred France - the number one meal voucher provider with its Ticket Restaurant® – has already raised more than €3,600,000 since 2002, including more than €695,000 in 2017 alone. In France, 4 million employees have meal vouchers and can thus join in the effort.
Every euro donated to the French Red Cross pays for a full meal for someone in a vulnerable situation.
Each donation given allows the employee to benefit from a tax deduction equal to 75% of the total amount.


Paper or card: two ways to donate meal vouchers

  • How to donate paper meal vouchers to the French Red Cross

It's easy, and valid for all paper meal vouchers. Simply write "Croix Rouge" on all your vouchers and send them in an envelope without postage (before Saturday, March 31, 2018, for 2017 vouchers) to the following address:
Opération Croix-Rouge – Libre réponse n°13935 – 92249 Malakoff Cedex
Vouchers from the current year can also be donated, without any deadline.


  • Donations made easier thanks to the Ticket Restaurant® card

Employees who use the Ticket Restaurant® card can securely make their donations in just a few clicks. Between March 1 and 15, 2018, they will receive a notification in their account asking whether they want to donate their unused 2017 vouchers.

It's also possible to make donations all year long on the French Red Cross website, up to €19 per day. In 2017, donations made by Ticket Restaurant® card exceeded those made with paper vouchers for the first time! 60% of donations were made using cards, compared with 40% in 2016, proving that the transformation of the use of our vouchers is well under way.


Since 2002, considerable charitable work has been funded


Thanks to the money collected, many local Red Cross units will be able to purchase crucial equipment such as refrigerated trucks and refrigerators to collect and store fresh food, or to equip charitable grocery stores.

Meal voucher donations, key figures:

  • 1 euro donated = 1 full meal distributed to someone in a vulnerable situation
  • Over €3,600,000 collected since 2002
  • Over €695,000 collected in 2017
  • 60% of donations collected with the Ticket Restaurant® card in 2017    


The partnership between Edenred France and the French Red Cross is part of Ideal Care, the solidarity component of Edenred’s corporate social responsibility program. Each year, the Group supports nearly 171 non-profit organizations around the world with charity campaigns involving food aid, education and return-to-work projects.


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