FEAD Community Annual Conference

On 19 October 2021, FEBA participated to the FEAD Community Annual Conference taking place in Brussels and online. Together with FEBA team, FEBA members from Italy, Malta, Spain and Slovenia participated in Brussels and other FEBA members joined online. The conference had as main objectives to take stock of the role and activities of the […]

MPs in the UK call on Government to tackle food waste

Two million tonnes of fresh, unsold food is wasted in the UK every year. Funding to help farmers and food producers get this food to frontline charities has now ended. If the funding were to be extended, it could create an additional 53m meals for vulnerable families. Without it, the food will be needlessly wasted […]

A collaboration that leads to the inauguration of a new van for SIBAHE

On September 13th, SIBAHE – Slovenian Food Bank, organised an event aimed to inaugurate their new refrigerated van which will allow them to recover more and more food and to reach more charitable organisations helping people in need. The purchase of the vehicle was possible in the context of an international project entitled “FOOD NO […]

Milan wins Earthshot Prize thanks to neighbourhood hub project against food waste

The first edition of the Earthshot Prize was held in London on 17 October 2021, an event organised by Prince William to reward the best initiatives against the climate crisis. The City of Milan, thanks to its neighbourhood hub project against food waste, won one of the five prizes! In recognition of the award, Milan […]

Food Banks call for more tax incentives in the fight against food waste

Food Banks call for more tax incentives in the fight against food waste 29 September has been declared International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste by the United Nations. Globally, 14% of food produced is still wasted between harvest and retail. In our country, the Belgian Federation of Food Banks plays a key […]

Why do we still need Food Banks in Europe?

Europe is one of the richest regions in the world. And yet over 96 million people in the EU (roughly 22% of the total EU population) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. For some households, even affording nutritious food can be a challenge, which can have serious health and social consequences. This is […]

Fears pandemic could exacerbate child poverty in Europe

FEBA President Mr Jacques Vandenschrik was interviewed by CGTN Europe on the role of Food Banks and the increase in food demand due to the pandemic. “We see the increase and what lies ahead of us is ominous. […] The increase in food demand for children, adults and seniors is going to be massive.” Said Mr […]

8th FEBA EU Working Group

10 participants from 10 countries joined the online session of the FEBA EU Working Group on 12 October 2021. During its 8th meeting of the year, a selection of topics has been discussed, among them: Updates on FEAD: bilateral meetings with the European Commission, FEAD Community peer exchange meetings, Annual Conference of the FEAD Community […]