The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2020) was launched in July. The report is presented by the Food and Agriculture Organization on the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the United Nations Children’s Fund, World Food Programme and the World Health Organization. The report includes a special focus […]

Food Banks: a necessity, or is there an alternative?

Increase in the number of beneficiaries, the quantities of food distributed and the solidarity Food Banks in Belgium played an important role during the first wave of the coronavirus crisis. The number of people requesting food aid in the first few months has reached unprecedented levels. The number of adults and children rose from around […]

Charities raise alarm over spike in Food Bank use

FEBA’s President Jacques Vandenschrik was interviewed by RT International on the impact of COVID-19 for European Food Banks. He explained that Food Banks in France as in other countries in the world are seeing an increase in food demand. In some countries, the demand increased by 50%. “This social crisis is not omparable to the […]

Queen Máxima visits the Food Bank in Delft, Netherlands

Her Majesty Queen Máxima has made a visit to the Food Bank in Delft on 19 May. The visit took place in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. Queen Máxima was given an elaborate guided tour of Chairman Peter Vogelaar who explained the work of the Food Bank. After that, the Queen started a conversation […]

Stocks to be replenished urgently in France

After two months of lockdown that saw demand for food aid jump by more than 20%, Food Bank stocks in France like in other countries are at their lowest. Donations from manufacturers and partners limited the damage but collections had to be organized throughout the country in June and July. Sometimes with some originality. More […]

Belgium and Netherlands stand together to help people in need

In Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands) on Friday May 15, the Ambassador of Belgium, Dirk Achten, in the presence of the Mayor Frank Petter handed over a gift of 12,000 euros to the chairman of the Food Bank. The closing of the boundary between the Netherlands and Belgium due to the corona crisis had major consequences […]

FoodCloud joins Friends of Champions 12.3

FoodCloud were honored this month to be recognized as a Friend of Champions 12.3. Champions 12.3 is a group of international CEO’s leading progress to achieve the UN’s SDG Target 12.3, to halve food loss and waste by 2030. The Friends of Champions 12.3 network features companies and organizations that are contributing to the worldwide […]

The French Federation of Food Banks have a new President

The Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires elected its new President on June 24th. This is a page that is turning for the French Federation of Food Banks, and a new chapter that is opening in a particularly tense context on the food aid front. Meeting at a General Assembly on June 24, the Presidents of […]

Soft launch of technical platform on food loss and waste

“Wasting food means wasting scarce natural resources, increasing climate change impacts and missing the opportunity to feed a growing population in the future,” said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu at the launch of the Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste. The event took place virtually on 29 July and provided […]