In Europe, in 2014, 122 million people (24,4%) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion and among them 55 million (9,6%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. (Source: Eurostat Oct 2015).
At the same time, 90 million tons of food are wasted every year. (Source: Preparatory study on food waste across EU27, Europe Commission, October 2010)
Founded in 1986, the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) is a non profit organization which brings together 265 Food Banks in 23 member countries in Europe which collect food, a large part of which would otherwise be thrown away, and redistribute it to charitable organizations and social centers taking care of people in need.
In 2015, FEBA member food banks: