Established in 2008, the Bel Foundation supports food-related initiatives on behald of children and teens in France and internationally. The Foundation acts in two ways - first, by providing financial assistance to NGOs that request it and, second, by issuing grants for local projects sponsored by Bel employees. The projects backed by the Foundation are built around four themes :
- Educational projects to raise awareness about the drivers of a healthy and balanced diet;
- The fight against infant malnutrition;
- Support for subsistence farming and market gardens;
- The creation of infrastructures directly related to feeding children and teens. In 2014, the Foundation supported 17 NGO projects and awarded 10 employee grants. Since its founding, the Foundation has supported over 150 projects totaling nearly €1.5 million.