FEBA General Assembly June 2024

On 10 June 2024 FEBA held its General Assembly online. Lindsay Boswell was appointed external director. Different resolutions were voted on, and 9 Board of Directors elected and or re-elected: Tom Hillemans, Treasurer re-elected Pedro Castaños, Secretary re-elected Łukasz Beier, Board Member, elected Donato Didonè, Board Member, elected Eugène Dufrasne, Board Member, elected Marco Koppe, […]

FEBA Member in Ukraine signs Partnership Agreement with Auchan Kiltseva

On 29 May 2024, the Ukrainian Food Banks Federation signed its second partnership agreement within the retail chain of Auchan, the hypermarket Auchan Kiltseva, this collaboration allows them to combine efforts and resources to reach more people in need at the same time fighting food waste and redistribute good and nutritious surplus food. UFBF is […]

From agricultural produce to nutritious meals: FEBA’s visit to FareShare UK

In 2023, FareShare UK supported 8,500 charities providing food to 1.1 million people across the UK. In mid-May, our Network Development Coordinator got a glimpse into their tremendous work during her visit to FareShare Yorkshire, The Felix Project, and the London headquarters. Spending time in warehouses and discovering the variety of products saved from becoming […]

FoodCloud receives grant for farm-level food waste

FEBA Member FoodCloud Growers’ Project has received €165,000 from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund. This funding will help them expand their efforts to reduce food waste and support communities across Ireland. The project will redistribute over 150 tonnes of surplus produce from growers to more […]

Matsentralen Norge: Giving food, people and the environment a new chance

FEBA has recently visited its member in Norway: Matsentralen Norge operates a network of eight food banks across the country, collaborating with over 500 charitable organizations. Last year, they redistributed 6,100 tonnes of food, aiding around 200,000 people in need. Beyond just distributing surplus food, they also prepare meals from these supplies, ensuring nutritious and […]

Preparatory visit for the Annual Convention to Prague

We are getting closer to the Annual Convention 2024! The FEBA Team went to Prague for the preparatory visit for the Annual Convention. They had a range of productive meetings with the Czech Federation of Food Banks, who is hosting the event this year. Apart from the Annual Convention planning, we learned a lot about […]

FEBA visited it’s member in Hungary: Magyar Élelmiszerbank Egyesület

To take a deep dive into the activities of Magyar Élelmiszerbank Egyesület, FEBA Member in Hungary, our Network Development Coordinator visited the Food Bank, which is located on the outskirts of Budapest. Part of the agenda was a warehouse tour and an explanation of the food items recovered and redistributed. Next to bakery products and fruits […]

30 years FareShare UK!

FareShare was founded in 1994, in partnership with Crisis and Sainsbury’s to stop food from going to waste and ensure it goes to people instead. During that time, they have redistributed the equivalent of more than 665 Million meals.

Food Waste and Food Donation – Charting Progress and Future Directions

On 12 April the FEBA team attended the event “Food Waste and Food Donation – Charting Progress and Future Directions” at the European Commission. During the event, Prof. Broad Leib, founder and director of the Harvard Food Law Policy Clinic (FLPC), highlighted key global themes crucial to addressing food waste and promoting food recovery. She […]

Eurostep fundraising challenge

On the weekend of 20 April 2024, Eurostep launched its annual hitchhiking- fundraising challenge for the benefit of FEBA. This year the students from Bordeaux hitchhiked to Lisbon, to raise funds for the benefit of FEBA Member in Portugal, Banco Alimentar, more specifically the Food Bank in Lisbon. The students managed to fundraise 14.323,18 EUR! […]