Local trainee social project of the SÜLZLE Group

First food donation for the Tafel Balingen


Demand at the Tafel is currently higher than ever. The regional trainee social project of the SÜLZLE Group therefore supports the Tafel in Balingen with groceries. And not just once, but for 15 months in 2023/2024 for a total value of 15,000 euros.

Under the motto “Filling plates together”, the first food donation was delivered to the Tafel on February 24, 2023. On February 28, the Tafel team was then actively supported by our trainees during on-site sales. The regional trainee project clearly shows what a single initiative can achieve and is a good opportunity for the SÜLZLE trainees to grow together as a team and to make a social contribution.

The Balingen Tafel is run by the Protestant Church of Balingen, which cooperates with the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit and the sponsoring association. The Tafel with its volunteer team strives to balance abundance and shortage. They collect food of impeccable quality that would otherwise end up in the trash and distribute it to the socially and economically disadvantaged for a symbolic amount.

The number of people who are allowed to buy the discounted food has almost doubled this year to over 1000 people at the Balingen Tafel – compared to last year. Currently, the limits of the Balinger Tafelladen are therefore exhausted. The Tafelladen must finance itself exclusively from donations. For the helpers in the food store, it is a constant challenge to distribute the decreasing donations from commercial and private donors to more and more needy people.