On September 12th-15th The Lithuanian food bank, MaistoBankas, hosted the « Food Bank Management Training » for food bankers from Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Macedonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in close collaboration with FEBA. The training covered a range of subjects relevant for all food banks, including : Governance, HR Management, Management of partner charities, Food sourcing, Logistics and Food Traceability, Communication and Fundraising, Annual in-store food drive, Risk Management, Financial Management and IT.
The training was kicked-off with a presentation of MaistoBankas, a fast moving and growing national organisation who first launched in 2001, and which today redistributes food to more than 72.000 vulnerable people every month. Each participating country held a short presentation of their key figures, successes and challenges related to the overall agenda. The group also had the chance to visit one of MaistoBankas partner charities, a daycare center for children in Vilnius.
FEBA was happy to see many new food bankers learn, exchange and join our network of solidarity across Europe!