The Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD) supported on average 12.7 million people per year between 2014 and 2017.
The European Commission adopted a summary report on the implementation of the FEAD in 2017. During this year, 26 Member States delivered assistance under FEAD, which is more than the previous year.
The Fund is coherent with and complementary to national poverty alleviation and EU Funds.
For the first time, those receiving the food and basic material assistance were asked to give their opinion. Around 97% of respondents stated that FEAD support had made a difference or partial difference to them.
Besides the food and material assistance, FEAD provides support through accompanying measures. This innovative component became more visible in 2017. And the report shows that those accompanying measures are useful or very useful in most Member States. They allow basic food and material assistance to be complemented with dedicated advice and guidance.