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Newsletter April 2020

 30-03-2020

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Coronavirus: Belgian supermarkets donate 460,000 meals to Food Banks


Belgian supermarkets will donate 460,000 meals to Food Banks in the coming days. The Minister for the Fight against Poverty Nathalie Muylle (CD&V), the boss of Comeos Dominique Michel and ...

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Food Banks, social grocery stores, supportive restaurants: how the coronavirus weakens aid for the poor


"For those in need, coronavirus is a double penalty" says Samuel Haquin, coordinator of a social center that has been active for 45 years in Molenbeek, Brussels. All the activities ...

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Eurovo Group alongside Banco Alimentare for Covid-19 Emergency


Eurovo group donates the equivalent of more than 1,500,000 in egg products and eggs in shell to Banco Alimentare Gruppo Eurovo has decided to respond to the request for help launched ...

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Food Bank runs out of stock without volunteers in Luxembourg


The coronavirus hits the hard-working hands that usually collect food in Cactus supermarkets and then distribute it to those most in need. Their age can be a problem. But "we've ...

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Coronavirus: the Commission mobilises all of its resources to protect lives and livelihoods


Coronavirus: the Commission mobilises all of its resources to protect lives and livelihoods Saving lives and supporting livelihoods in these times of acute crisis is paramount. The Commission is further increasing ...

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Statement by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit on the employment and social impact of COVID-19


"The Coronavirus outbreak presents an unprecedented challenge across the European Union, and it is disrupting our lives, societies and economy. The Commission's priority is to safeguard the wellbeing of its ...

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Europe is showing the power of solidarity


European Parliament President David Sassoli called an extraordinary plenary session on 26 March to approve measures to tackle COVID-19. “Europe is moving. Faced with this dramatic situation, with a duty to ...

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EFSA: no evidence that food is a source or transmission route for the COVID-19


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and affirms that there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or ...

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UN Chief Addresses the Global COVID-19 Crisis


The world is facing a global health crisis. This is why United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for a “coordinated, decisive, and innovative policy action from the world’s leading ...

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A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis


The COVID-19 knows no boundaries. The entire world is in crisis. Movements are restricted and funds are deployed to combat the virus. The success of the measures implies coherent and ...

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Ciano International side by side with European Food Banks


Following the rapid evolution of the COVID-19, the European Commission, under the leadership of President Ursula von der Leyen, is playing a coordinating role helping Member States in their response ...

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The Elanco Foundation shows its support to the European Food Banks amidst COVID-19 crisis


Today, the recently-formed Elanco Foundation pledged more than $700,000 to help fight rising food insecurity challenges due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The funds will support organizations and Food Banks ...

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Food Banks facing the COVID-19 crisis


The President of the European Food Banks Federation was interviewed by a Belgian local TV on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the Food Banks in Belgium, but also ...

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Quantifying the impact of European Food Banks – From Farm to Fork: Let's start!


On 2 March 2020 the European Food Banks Federation organized the kick-off Meeting of the project “Quantifying the impact of European Food Banks – From Farm to Fork". 9 Food Banks ...

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FoodCloud features in a documentary on national TV


FoodCloud, our Irish Member, is featured the six-part series “Changing Ireland: My Big Idea”, highlighting the work and impact of Irish Social Entreprises. The series is produced for RTÉ One, ...

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Banco Alimentare: +20% food demand. A peak of +40% in Campania. "We expect an explosion of need"


The health emergency is impacting on the poorest families. At national level Banco Alimentare estimates an increase of 20% in food demand, with some peaks up to 40% as in ...

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Solidarity must continue to be expressed


Due to the current situation and the health emergency linked to COVID-19, the Food Banks in France remain fully operative to help people in precarious situations. Solidarity must continue to ...

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An increase of 40% of poor people in Lazio within a year


When the health emergency will be over and commercial and industrial companies will resume operations, there may be +40% of poor people in Rome and Lazio one year after the ...

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The Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires launches a call "to all good wills" to get volunteers and recover protective masks


Jacques Bailet, President of the Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires, launched an appeal for volunteers on a national media. "We need about 5,000 to 6,000 volunteers, both in Food Banks ...

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FoodCloud’s response to the COVID-19 situation


FoodCloud supports the national effort to provide food to communities across Ireland. Usually they deliver 160,000 meals equivalent weekly to more than 500 charities. The focus of the organization is ...

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BlackRock supports European Food Banks


BlackRock, a global investment management corporation, dedicated $2.25 million for European Food Banks working to meet dramatically increased demand, including Food Banks in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. BlackRock is ...

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Projects and organisations funded by the EaSI programmme


Since 2018, FEBA has been implemented many activities to strengthen its membership through the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). The European Programme supports social inclusion as well as ...

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The FEAD continues supporting people in need during coronavirus crisis


The coronavirus crisis is a challenge for the operations supported by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). Confinement and social distancing make the distribution of food ...

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Kellogg provides food and donations to help communities across Europe


Kellogg Company has pledged more than €1.5 million in food and cash to help those in need across the European region. Bruce Learner, Senior Manager Corporate Social Responsibility Europe, commented, “This ...

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