Social Enterprise

Fa Bene Sicilia

Reduce inequalities through food

Scenario

The Agrigento area has a suffering labor market especially for people in situations of difficulty and fragility (young NEETs, unemployed adults, migrants, people with disabilities, former detainees, etc.).
On the other hand, the territory holds a strategic asset for its economic and social development: agri-food. There are many typical productions that enhance and tell the story of the territory in the world. At the same time there is an often distorted supply chain, bent to the market logic and not very respectful of the environment, workers, local communities.
Fa Bene Sicilia – that means It does good Sicilia – wants to give food its community value by using it as a tool to promote social cohesion, the sustainability of local communities and the job placement in the agri-food chain of people in situation of fragility.

Territory: Agrigento

Objective

“Fa Bene Sicilia” is a Social Cooperative that was born in 2021 with 3 founding members and a common desire: to promote local development by adopting sustainability and social cohesion as fundamental values.
Fa Bene Sicilia is a social enterprise which, through its fair and ethical e-commerce of agri-food products, promotes quality and sustainable productions. Trade is instrumental to the employment of people in situations of fragility. Buying products with Fa Bene Sicilia means participating in small social “revolutions”, supporting people in difficulty, promoting “good and fair” work and an ethical and sustainable agri-food chain.

Activities

The social enterprise “Fa Bene – does good” 4 times: to families, to the community, to producers, to the environment.

The social cooperative operates in fair trade, addressing consumers through its e-commerce www.fabenesicilia.org, to the Ho.Re.Ca. (Hotellerie – Restaurant – Café) and to companies for corporate gifts for holidays, celebratory occasions, corporate events.

It offers them a catalog of authentically Sicilian food and wine products and natural cosmetics, coming from companies qualified only after a careful evaluation process that measures in the producers: product quality, production process quality, ethics and legality, environmental and social sustainability.

It is their way to support the local supply chain, not indiscriminately, but by exclusively enhancing those Sicilian producers who operate according to certain criteria of socio-economic impact.

By purchasing with Fa Bene Sicilia, people and companies allow the training and work inclusion of people in situation of fragility, through the employment in the logistics.

Gli ingredienti per la pizza fatta in casa su fondo di legno bianco.
Mozzarella fresca, formaggi molli italiani, pomodoro e basilico, olio d'oliva e rosmarino su tavola di legno su sfondo di legno chiaro. Cibo salutare. Vista dall'alto. Disposizione piatta.

Role of the Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani

The Community Foundation has promoted and developed the “Fa Bene” project, preliminary to the birth of the social enterprise. He accompanied and supported the birth of the social cooperative with a donation, an involvement in social network projects and constant support in terms of the transmission of know-how and generation of networks.

The birth of Fa Bene Sicilia is the concrete application of the paradigm of social generativity: bring to the word, care for and let go. 

Impatto

1 fair and ethical e-commerce developed
28 local producers involved and qualified “sustainable”
270 products of the short chain
12 non-profit partners
2 new jobs
2 job placements

Corporate gifts for a Christmas that does good

Corporate gifts for a Christmas that does good

1200 627 Fondazione Comunitaria di Agrigento e Trapani
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