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Newsletter May 2020

 20-04-2020

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Towards a sustainable Food System - Reports


The European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors published a scientific opinion Towards a Sustainable Food System, adopted the 31 March 2020. This scientific advice is intended to inform the ...

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The Food Bank in Slovenia facing the COVID-19 crisis


At SIBAHE, the Slovenian Food Bank, in the first days and weeks of the crisis (when the virus was still not here), we continued to operate with our normal daily ...

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From coronavirus crisis to hunger crisis


Coronavirus crisis could double the number of people facing hunger by the end of the year, leading to 265 million people in a hunger crisis. The coronavirus crisis has brought hunger ...

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Belgapom will give 25 tons of potatoes to the Belgian Food Banks every week


Belgapom, the association for the Belgian potato trade and processing industry, will distribute 25 tons of potatoes each week through the Food Banks in Belgium. The Flemish government will bear ...

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COVID-19: FEAD to continue supporting people in need


In the context of the Covid-19 outbreak, on 2nd April the European Commission adopted an ambitious proposal for a Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII Plus) Package which includes a proposal for ...

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Estimates of the Impact of COVID-19 on global poverty


New research published by UNU-WIDER warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by as much as half a billion people, or 8% of the total human population. ...

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Prologis launches a fund to help Food Banks in Europe and the U.S.


Prologis, the world’s leader in logistics real estate, has launched a $5 million global relief fund through its Foundation. The fund will provide financial support to non-profit organizations on the ...

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IHG shows its support to the European Food Banks Federation


IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced global partnerships to support Food Banks and other food provision charities in assisting those most in need ...

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G20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting highlights the importance of preventing food loss and waste in the context of Covid-19 crisis


Ministerial Statement on COVID-19 – virtual meeting 21 April 2020 The G20 Agriculture Ministers committed to cooperate closely and take concrete actions to safeguard global food security and nutrition during the ...

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WRAP published new guidance to encourage redistribution after the Best Before date


WRAP has published new guidance underlining the fact that food past its Best Before date remains safe, and perfectly good to eat for days, weeks, months or even years after ...

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Nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods


As a result of the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy (nearly half of the global workforce) have suffered massive damage to ...

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COVID-19 global economic recession: Avoiding hunger must be at the centre of the economic stimulus


Massive lockdowns and household isolation measures due to COVID-19 pandemic led to a fall in the economic activity, and the expected economic impact is a severe global recession for 2020. ...

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Corona emergency aid program set up by Wiener Tafel


Wiener Tafel is reacting to the Covid-19 crisis and changing its system: from now on, groceries are delivered via contactless goods transfer in the Tafel Haus passed on to social ...

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Food banks in Czech Republic saved and distributed 330 tons of food within two weeks


Almost 330 tons of food have been saved and distributed by Food Banks across the Czech Republic over the last two weeks, when a state of emergency was declared. Their turnover ...

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Tallink donates surplus food to Toidupank


Estonian shipping company Tallink has donated almost half a ton of food to the Food Bank organization Toidupank. Tallink said on its social media account that the move was made due ...

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Updates from Spain during COVID-19 crisis


As many other countries, Spain has been impacted very hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The Spanish Food Banks, under the Federación Española de Bancos de Alimentos (FESBAL), remain open and ...

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Updates from Lithuania during COVID-19 crisis


Maisto bankas, the Food Bank in Lithuania, is fully operating even in these difficult conditions. They reported a decrease of 25% of small charities that have closed because cannot operate during ...

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Updates from Serbia during COVID-19 crisis


The Food Bank Belgrade (FBB) was involved in a large project endorsed by the City of Belgrade, where the Food Bank contributed toprepare 178.000 food packages designated to the pensioners ...

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Updates from Albania during COVID-19 crisis


The Albanian Food Bank due to the Covid-19 emergency is working intensively to be close to the families in need. With funds and donations so far, they are collecting and ...

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Updates from Greece during COVID-19 crisis


Updated on 15 April 2020: As soon as the HORECA closed, many tons of diaries, snacks, soft drinks etc., could not follow their way to the market. During the last 10 ...

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Updates from Portugal during COVID-19 crisis


As a result of the precautions imposed by COVID 19, several Portuguese charities that work with Food Banks suspended their activity, supressing the supply of food to a large number ...

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The Food Bank in Hungary has distributed food for the value of HUF 1.5 billion in the last 3 months for people in need


The difficulties caused by COVID-19 in recent weeks have been a particular challenge for the needy, as their situation, care and prospects become even more precarious. In order to receive ...

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FareShare: fighting food poverty in a lockdown


While most of the people are staying at home, at FareShare Greater Manchester there can be not let-up in the fight against food poverty. "We're busier than ever. Demand is increasing, ...

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First newsletter of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste


The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis. The food supply chain is impacted, and measures taken may, for some sectors, lead to increased food waste. Food Banks and other charity organizations ...

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Updates from North Macedonia during COVID-19 crisis


Food Bank's daily activities in North Macedonia doesn't stop. In this period of Emergency, the Food Bank contributed to support the most vulnerable people. In fact, after several appeals and maximum ...

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Updates from Norway during COVID-19 crisis


In Norway, big corporations upon having to close, donated their surplus food to Matsentralen to avoid food waste. They reached out Food Bank to avoid food waste – some examples: IKEA: link here Asia ...

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Quantifying the Impact of European Food Banks - Laying solid foundations


On 6-7 April 2020, the European Food Banks Federation organized the Workshop 1 of the project “Quantifying the Impact of European Food Banks – From Farm to Fork”. It was ...

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