On 29 September, International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, Federația Băncilor pentru Alimente din România organised a conference with institutions, European partners, donors, organisations, members of the Romanian Food Banks, and supporters.
The Federația Băncilor pentru Alimente din România celebrated the impact and results achieved over the past year with all partners and colleagues from our 9 Regional Food Banks in Bucharest, Cluj, Roman, Brasov, Oradea, Timisoara, Constanta, Craiova, and Galati.
The conference was also the opportunity to look at the challenges that the humanitarian crisis created by the war in Ukraine has brought to the daily activity of Food Banks as well as the contribution to support Ukrainians.
FEBA Secretary General presented the activities and impacts of the network of European Food Banks in 2021. Then the discussion moved to the reviewed European legislation dealing with food donation and also the proposals to amend the national legislative framework in the field of food waste, thanks to the presence of the Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies, Florin Alexandru Alexe, and the MP Diana Buzoianu.
Through the voice of the partners of the Federația Băncilor pentru Alimente din România such as Lidl Romania, Kaufland Romania, METRO Romania, Auchan, Freshful by eMAG, MEGA IMAGE, Embassy of Sustainability in Romania, the value of partnership and the impact of joint actions on people, environment, society were emphasized.
It was stressed that the heart of the mission of Food Banks is people and the importance of collaboration, through the voice of colleagues from Caritas Bucharest, Make Good a Habit and Bread of Life Orphanage and Feeding Centers.