A delegation from Georgia to Brussels to learn more about FEBA and its members

On 26 August 2022, a delegation from Georgia, including Members of the Georgian Parliament, officials from different Ministries and the City Hall of Tbilisi together with stakeholders and representatives from FAO Georgia arrived in Brussels to meet with FEBA and learn more about the daily activity of European Food Banks, food waste prevention, and legislation on food donation in Europe. This was part of a larger trip to France and Belgium in order to acquire knowledge about the operations of Food Banks and the national legal framework facilitating them. For the visit in Brussels, DG SANTE from the European Commission joined to explain the existing regulations at the European level. Fédération Belge des Banques Alimentaires / Belgische Federatie van Voedselbanken, FEBA Member in Belgium, offered some insights into the work at national level and current challenges. In order to provide not just theoretical knowledge but practical insights, the participants had the opportunity to visit the Banque Alimentaire Bruxelles-Brabant, the Food Bank in Brussels, where volunteers sorted the recovered food and prepared it for redistribution to the charitable organisations.

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