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18738323 842225729275105 9039457341262307840 o"FoodDrinkEurope/FEBA/EuroCommerce Food Donation Guidelines" nominated at the European Excellence Awards

On May 31st, Angela Frigo represented FEBA at the award ceremony in Brussels hosted by the international communications, PR and public affairs magazine “Communication Director”. Read more about the awards won by FareShare, Wiener Tafel, the Portuguese and Belgian Federation of Food Banks.

Although “EveryMealMatters- food donation guidelines” did not end up winning, the recognition of this shortlisting is a milestone in itself, which we are proud of! With the guidelines, we encourage more food manufacturers and retailers to donate their surplus to food banks- in order to reduce their waste and help vulnerable people in their communities.

Read who won all Excellence Awards here


fareshareFareShare wins most prestigious award in charity sector!

On June 8th, FareShare was given the “Charity Award” in the Environment and Conservation category for their major impact on reducing waste, by redistributing surplus from retailers to charities equivalent to 25.8 million meals in 2016, which is a record for any charity. The charity award is given and organized each year by Civil Society Media.

The link between reducing food waste and reduced environmental impact is a new added value for food banks to communicate. Research proves that reducing food waste also reduces Co2 emissions, energy, and water wastage.

Read who else won the annual Charity Award



 19223031 1383641958392711 6638018162578942774 oWiener Tafel wins "Marketing Award" for the "TafelBox"

On June 13th, The Wiener Tafel, received the “Marketing Award” alongside their partners from Kastner Group (the Austrian food retailer) and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce for their “TafelBox”. “The Tafel Box” is a cardboard box “doggy bag”, made to easily bring home food from restaurants, hotels and buffet events. The TafelBox is made from recycled material and can be purchased at any Kastner retail store. For each purchase, 20 cents are donated to the Wiener Tafel.  The “TafelBox” won the award in two categories “Dialogue Marketing” and “Public Services & Non Profit Organizations” for being a successful campaign and collaboration between various private, public and non-profit bodies. More than 100.000 TafelBoxes have already been distributed, and the WienerTafel partner, Unilever, is also distributing it to its gastronomy clients to encourage reduced food wastage.


Portuguese Federation wins prize for ISO certification

On June 15th, The Portuguese Federation won the Energy Management Award, for becoming ISO 50001 certified. The award was given by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) a global forum of 24 countries and the EU Commission, which promotes policies and programs to advance clean energy. Congratulations to the Portuguese Federation for their diligent work to not only reduce Co2 emissions by redistributing surplus food, but also for ensuring energy efficiency in their own offices and warehouses by becoming ISO certified.



Belgian Federation wins CSR Award

Late March this year, the Belgian Federation of Food Banks won the CSR award given by the Royal Belgian Committee of Distribution (CRBD). The Belgian Federation was awarded the prize due to their unique collaboration and distribution from more than 70 companies in the food and beverage industry and 10 in non-food industries. CRBD began as a branch of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce and now operates independently. It provides training, seminars and publications on the newest developments in business and distribution in Belgium.

See the full list of winners of the CSR award