FEBA visits member in the Netherlands

On 22 and 23 November 2023, incoming FEBA CEO Esteban Arriaga and Fundraising Officer Anna Dekker spent the day in the Netherlands, visiting the local Food Bank and supermarket in Arnhem, followed by a visit to the Voedselbanken Nederland HQ in Houten to learn more about the work of the federation. The purpose of the […]

Food Donation sub-group

The session started with interesting discussions on the results of the questionnaire on the food redistribution landscape, identifying challenges and opportunities for the different actors along the food supply chain. This was followed by interventions from FEBA Member in Hungary ‘Magyar Élelmiszerbank Egyesület’ President Balazs Cseh on the topics of recovery of surplus food from […]

CoP Material Support in Warsaw

From 20 November 2023 and 21 November 2023 FEBA attended the event ‘Bridging Communities in Times of Crisis: Providing Material Support for Vulnerable Groups’ in Warsaw, Poland. The session explored the Polish material support and social inclusion strategies within the framework of the ESF+. It aimed at bringing together various stakeholders to offer valuable insights […]

Citizen’ Panel & EU Platform Food Losses and Waste

On 7 November 2023 FEBA participated in the Citizens’ Panel on Food Waste as well as the Platform on Food Losses and Waste. Opening remarks were made by Sandra Gallina, Director General, DG SANTE, European Commission. The Citizens’ Panel convened by the European Commission put forwards 23 recommendations, highlighting the need to take a broad […]

Report on Hunger in Poland

According to the report from Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności published in October 2023, the economic situation of almost 78% of impoverished individuals, who rely on free food from charitable organizations, has worsened in the past year. Due to inflation, six out of ten of them have to borrow money to buy food on their own. […]

FEBA visits member in Poland

On 21 November 2023 the FEBA Team visited the headquarters of its Polish member Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności in Warsaw. This was a great opportunity to meet the staff and to discuss common projects and ideas, as well as understanding the work and needs of the Polish Federation. Ideas on commonly funded EU Projects were […]

Exchange of expertise between Banco Alimentare in Italy and Food Bank Albania

Following a request from Food Bank Albania (FBA), FEBA decided to facilitate a skill-sharing session between the member in Italy and Albania. It was a great opportunity for team-building activities between the members. The session took place in Milan from 15 to 16 November 2023. It focused on Banco Alimentare’s role and operational processes as well […]

EU CAP Network event: 3rd meeting of the Farm to Fork Forum

On 16 November 2023 the CAP Network, in partnership with the European Commission (DG AGRI), organised its 3rd meeting of the Forum on Best Practices in the Agri-Food Supply Chain in Brussels: Responses to the Cost-of-Living Crisis. The event was built on discussions around the various ways in which different actors of the agri-food value […]

Roundtable discussion on “Sustainable Food Systems in Developing Countries: The Role of SMEs in Addressing Food Security, Global Hunger and Malnutrition”

On 13 November 2023 FEBA joined the roundtable discussion organised by SME Connect on Sustainable Food Systems in Developing Countries: The Role of SMEs in Addressing Food Security, Global Hunger and Malnutrition in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by Marlene Mortler MEP, Vice-Chair Delegation for Relations with South Africa; EPP Rapporteur […]

Feed people – feed humanity. Ukraine, this Winter.

On 1 March 2022 the European Food Banks Federation launched its campaign #AllTogether4Ukraine. This came as an answer to the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, many challenges and changes occurred. One of which was the establishment of the Ukrainian Food Banks Federation with the support of FEBA in October 2022 receiving FEBA Associate […]