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Impact of the COVID-19 on Matsentralen Norge
 11-09-2020

The Food Banks in Norway as in other European countries contribute to both poverty and food waste reduction. This position in between food waste and need for food, gave Matsentralen ...

Stop Food Loss and Waste. For the people. For the planet
 08-09-2020

On 19 December 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) to raise awareness on the ...

Food no waste: a virtual event organized by FEBA on the occasion of the IDAFLW
 08-09-2020

European Food Banks: concrete answers for the people, for the planet 29 September 2020 will be the first ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. In ...

National food appeal to help Food Banks cope with the rising demand for food
 08-09-2020

Demand for Food Banks is rising in Ireland. Research carried out among 121 of FoodCloud’s charity partners identified a 70 % increase in demand for food as a result of ...

Football star Marcus Rashford forms taskforce to fight child food poverty
 08-09-2020

Marcus Rashford, England international footballer, committed to fight child food poverty by creating a Task Force composed of 12 organizations, including FareShare. The Task Force will endorse the following three policy ...

The Food Bank Belgrade collaborates with Yandex.Taxi
 08-09-2020

The Food Bank Belgrade and Yandex.Taxi agreed to establish cooperation that would include using the services of taxi vehicles operating under the Yandex umbrella for distributing food packages to beneficiaries ...

FESBAL wins the extraordinary prize of “Alimentos de España 2019”
 08-09-2020

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has awarded the "Premios Alimentos de España 2019", which recognize the work carried out by companies and professionals in producing, offering and disseminating ...

Wiener Tafel inaugurates new headquarters
 07-09-2020

On 21 August Wiener Tafel completed a long process of moving to the new premises on Vienna's wholesale market. At its new location - the largest shipmoint point for fruit ...

Donation campaign between Wiener Tafel and Lidl
 07-09-2020

Wiener Tafel and Lidl organized a big food collection in August in order to collect non-perishable and hygiene products. Donation cards were put at the cash desk. Clients could choose ...

Czech Food Banks and Tafel Sachsen e.V. – cross-border cooperation against waste
 03-09-2020

German Food Banks in the border region of Saxony and its Czech counterparts have been working closely together for more than a year. In July, representatives of both associations met ...

Banco Alimentare: More and more people without food, the fall will be critical
 31-08-2020

Despite the record of donations, due to the pandemic the demand for food has increased by 40%. The country's emergency is explained by the numbers and forecasts of Banco Alimentare. ...

Quantifying the impact of European Food Banks: where do we stand?
 12-08-2020

On 15 July 2020, FEBA organized the Mid-Term Plenary Session of the Data Collection & Digital Transformation project “Quantifying the Impact of European Food Banks – From Farm to Fork”. The ...

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
 10-08-2020

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2020) was launched in July. The report is presented by the Food and Agriculture Organization on the United Nations, the ...

Soft launch of technical platform on food loss and waste
 10-08-2020

"Wasting food means wasting scarce natural resources, increasing climate change impacts and missing the opportunity to feed a growing population in the future," said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu at the ...

The French Federation of Food Banks have a new President
 10-08-2020

The Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires elected its new President on June 24th. This is a page that is turning for the French Federation of Food Banks, and ...

FoodCloud joins Friends of Champions 12.3
 10-08-2020

FoodCloud were honored this month to be recognized as a Friend of Champions 12.3. Champions 12.3 is a group of international CEO’s leading progress to achieve the UN’s SDG Target 12.3, ...

Belgium and Netherlands stand together to help people in need
 10-08-2020

In Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands) on Friday May 15, the Ambassador of Belgium, Dirk Achten, in the presence of the Mayor Frank Petter handed over a gift of 12,000 euros ...

Successful solidarity action from La Caixa Foundation for the benefit of the Food Banks in Spain
 10-08-2020

The Spanish Food Banks estimate that during the pandemic demand has increased by 50% compared to the same dates in the previous year. In order to face this challenge, many ...

Stocks to be replenished urgently in France
 10-08-2020

After two months of lockdown that saw demand for food aid jump by more than 20%, Food Bank stocks in France like in other countries are at their lowest. Donations ...

Queen Máxima visits the Food Bank in Delft, Netherlands
 10-08-2020

Her Majesty Queen Máxima has made a visit to the Food Bank in Delft on 19 May. The visit took place in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. Queen Máxima ...

Charities raise alarm over spike in Food Bank use
 10-08-2020

FEBA’s President Jacques Vandenschrik was interviewed by RT International on the impact of COVID-19 for European Food Banks. He explained that Food Banks in France as in other countries in ...

Food Banks: a necessity, or is there an alternative?
 10-08-2020

Increase in the number of beneficiaries, the quantities of food distributed and the solidarity Food Banks in Belgium played an important role during the first wave of the coronavirus crisis. ...

A FEBA Extraordinary EU Working Group soon after the European Council of July
 10-08-2020

On 22 July 2020, FEBA organized an Extraordinary EU Working Group and almost 20 participants from 12 Food Banks attended the virtual meeting. The day after the end of the ...

Analysis of FEAD implementation (2018-2019)
 07-08-2020

The European Commission published a detailed report on the analysis of FEAD annual implementation reports. The aim of this report is to provide a detailed analysis on the implementation of the ...

Italy is confronted to an epidemic of poverty
 06-08-2020

Although Italy’s lockdown officially ended on May 18, many restrictions remain,and the economic impact will be long lasting. After the health emergency, hundreds of thousands of Italians are unable to ...

Glovo supports Banco Alimentare
 07-07-2020

Virtual products, real donations At a time of social and economic emergency like the one experiencing worldwide those who are most vulnerable need a support even more. Glovo supports Banco ...

FEBA's relationships with donor companies and the main drivers and barriers to activate the donation process
 07-07-2020

On 3 June 2020 Angela Frigo, FEBA Secretary General, participated in the final meeting of the 3rd Edition of the Food Sustainability Observatory of Politecnico di Milano on the topic ...

Tafel have observed numerous new registrations due to the corona pandemic
 06-07-2020

Politics must not forget poor people in the crisis According to a recent survey by the national association of German Food Banks and community pantries, Tafel Deutschland e.V., the volunteers in ...

Fresh meals for Wiener Tafel
 03-07-2020

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Max Catering, a catering company, prepared hundreds of menus for Wiener Tafel, the Food Bank in Vienna. This kind of support is very valuable for the ...

Updates from Hungary during COVID-19 crisis
 03-07-2020

The Hungarian Food Bank Association calls the "foodhoarders" for charity - 6 July 2020 A periodic charity movement was started by the National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) and the Hungarian ...

Banco Alimentare in Sicily redistributed 845 kg of bluefin tuna
 02-07-2020

Synergy and commitment are the key words of the operation that allowed to recover and redistribute 13 bluefin tuna seized by the authorities of Catania and delivered to Banco Alimentare ...

Tesco donates 50 million meals through FareShare
 02-07-2020

Tesco’s Community Food Connection program in the UK links charities and community groups with their local Tesco store where they can collect any unsold food at the end of the ...

Sustainable development in the European Union — Overview of progress towards the SDGS in an EU context
 02-07-2020

Eurostat published a brochure built on the EU SDG indicator set which comprises around 100 indicators structured along the 17 SDGs. It presents a statistical overview of trends for each ...

Study on food redistribution in the EU
 02-07-2020

Mapping and analysis of existing regulatory and policy measures impacting food redistribution from EU Member States. Food waste is an issue of importance for global food security and good environmental governance. ...

From FEAD to the Farm to Fork Strategy
 01-07-2020

New measures and policies to face COVID-19 and build a more resilient food system On 9 June 2020, the second 2020 FEBA EU Working Group took place online with the participation ...

8th Meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste
 01-07-2020

Working together to redesign a food system that prevents food waste and ensures healthy diets and a better planet. On June 15, the 8th meeting of the EU Platform on Food ...

Data Collection: 3rd Online Workshop on Economic Indicators
 01-07-2020

Following the launch of the project during the kick-off meeting on 2 March 2020, the first online workshop for the Pilot Group took place in April with the main objective ...

Barilla Belgium gives 200,000 pasta meals to answer the call of Food Banks and Restos du Coeur
 24-06-2020

Food insecurity is hitting more and more people in Belgium following the negative impact of Covid-19 on all economic sectors. In order to provide a concrete response to this dramatic ...

Food emergency aid: continued mobilization for Partage
 24-06-2020

After numerous food distributions since the start of the pandemic, Partage, the Food Bank in Switzerland, remains on the front line. At the start of the containment, Partage initiated the ...

COVID-19 and the world of work
 18-06-2020

The International Labour Organization Monitor released its 4th edition which focuses on the impact of the pandemic on the work. According to their estimates, 94 % of the world’s workers are ...

The impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition
 18-06-2020

Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from hunger and malnutrition before the COVID-19 pandemic and, unless immediate action is taken, we could see a global food emergency. In ...

After the pandemic, a global hunger crisis
 18-06-2020

In the last four years, the number of people suffering acute hunger rose from 80 million to 135 million people. The pandemic could drive 130 million more people into that ...

Call for solidarity associations to the European Union
 17-06-2020

On June 19, the European Council is gathered to discuss the Commission's proposals for the 2021-2027 European budget and the recovery plan. In this context, several solidarity associations all over ...

Whirlpool launches #TheFeedingPost to help European Food Banks and people in need
 15-06-2020

Share a food selfie, share a meal! With more free time at home, people are cooking and posting pictures of their creation on social media. What if the posts on our ...

Updates from North Macedonia during COVID-19 crisis
 08-06-2020

Updated on 8 June Food Bank in Macedonia is making an incredible effort to save surplus food and help the most deprived in the country. As a result of this, during ...

Increase of food for the Food Bank in Greece
 08-06-2020

The supply of food increased during the lockdown period, but the waste remains a significant problem. It is indicative that since the beginning of the year the offers at the Food Bank ...

1 million kilos of fruit and vegetables for Food Banks in Netherlands
 08-06-2020

The Groente & Fruitbrigade has saved 1,000,000 kilos of fruit and vegetables from waste and delivered them to Food Banks since 2018, thanks to the involvement of volunteers and new ...

FEAD reaches almost 13 million people in the EU including many children
 08-06-2020

The European Commission adopted a summary report on the implementation of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in 2018 based on the reports submitted by the Member ...

Impact of the coronavirus crisis on Europe's most vulnerable
 08-06-2020

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to increase the number of deprived people. “Real Economy” a program from Euronews, looks at what impact the coronavirus crisis is having on Europe's most ...

Updates from Albania during COVID-19 crisis
 05-06-2020

Updates on 5 June In Albania, in the past 3 months, the recovery of fresh food products has tripled to 20 tons per month and the Food Bank is redistributing surplus food ...

Matsentralen Kitchen: a new project for the Food Bank in Norway
 05-06-2020

BACKGROUND One of the many impacts of the corona crises on the food system has been the surplus of large-scale household products generally destined to commercial and institutional kitchens. At the ...

Updates from Italy during COVID-19 crisis
 03-06-2020

Italy has been the first and most impacted country in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic. The Italian Food Banks, under the organization Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus, have always remained open ...

Updates from France during COVID-19 crisis
 03-06-2020

When the health crisis turns into a food crisis – 4 June 2020 Since the start of the pandemic, the demand for food aid has exploded across many countries, like in ...

Updates from Spain during COVID-19 crisis
 03-06-2020

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 ...

Europe Day: European Food Banks Federation as example for the fight against coronavirus
 03-06-2020

Europe Day held on 9 May was the occasion to celebrate the citizens across the continent doing their part in the fight against coronavirus: from healthcare professionals to farmers, lorry ...

Updates from the Netherlands during COVID-19 crisis
 03-06-2020

Corona crisis has brought challenges for Voedselbanken Nederland, the Dutch association of Food Banks, which is run exclusively by volunteers. 12,000 of volunteers are helping in the Food Banks of ...

FEAD: further amendments to continue supporting people in need during COVID-19 crisis
 02-06-2020

The Commission now proposes further amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation and the FEAD Regulation, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in view of the growing needs on the ...

Updates from Portugal during COVID-19 crisis
 29-05-2020

Updated on 4/05: 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 ...

Updates from Greece during COVID-19 crisis
 29-05-2020

Updated on 30/04: In the difficult times we are going through due to the coronavirus crisis, the Food Bank continues its important work: to support people who are suffering, in conditions of ...

Farm to Fork Strategy: for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system
 29-05-2020

On 20 May 2020, the European Commission adopted a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system (F2F Strategy). In line with the European Green Deal , it proposes ...

Make data speak: using data to tell our story
 28-05-2020

This year FEBA started working on quantifying the impact of European Food Banks. The activity is made of three milestones: Definition of common KPIs, dataset structure and data collection strategies; Development of an ...

Lithuanians are invited to give accumulated food stocks to people in need
 26-05-2020

Full cabinets of unused food is something that can be found in most of Lithuanian households today. According to a survey on the country's population commissioned by 'Malsena', half of ...

The virus of solidarity must kill the corona virus
 26-05-2020

Jacques Vandenschrik, President of the European Food Banks Federation, was interviewed by a Belgian local TV about the impact of COVID-19 on the work of Food Banks. At what point is ...

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing aid organizations to reinvent themselves
 26-05-2020

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown many people into insecurity overnight. Humanitarian associations in France as in other countries are on the bridge, but they must innovate in the face of ...

PENNY Market increases its support to the European Food Banks during COVID-19 pandemic
 25-05-2020

PENNY Market, the discount chain part of REWE Group, is remaining active during the COVID-19 pandemic. While ensuring safe shopping for their customers and employees, they have decided to increase ...

Nespresso donates 117 tons of rice to Spanish Food Banks
 25-05-2020

Nespresso’s “Arroz Solidario” (“Solidarity Rice”) project uses the coffee grounds in the recycled capsules in order to make an agricultural compost to grow rice. For the ninth year, the rice ...

Istat 2020 - Report on the Sustainable Development Goals reveals that 16.4 million Italians (27.3%) is at risk of social exclusion
 19-05-2020

Almost one in three Italians is at risk of poverty, according to an ISTAT study on the period immediately preceding the Coronavirus. More precisely, 6.5% of families are in absolute poverty ...

Europe is facing its new poor
 15-05-2020

The crisis is depriving thousands of citizens from the west of the continent. In the most affected countries, request for help food has increased from 25% to 30%. For the first ...

Coronavirus emergency in Italy: +114% new poor people
 14-05-2020

In this period of emergency, Banco Alimentare distributed to charities more than 90 thousand tons of food. Only in Italy there are 10 million more people in a condition of ...

Banco Alimentare, food becomes solidarity
 13-05-2020

Food is not waste.Catering companies’ contribution during the coronavirus emergency In recent months, unknown and unforeseen events have come to our attention together with already known and perhaps forgotten facts. Among ...

Updates from Malta during COVID-19 crisis
 13-05-2020

Every cloud has a silver lining The Malta Food Bank Foundation (MFBF) has seen requests for help increase manifold. Requests for additional help came from NGOs, who lost many sources of ...

Quantifying the Impact of European Food Banks - Laying solid foundations
 13-05-2020

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 ...

Belgapom will give 25 tons of potatoes to the Belgian Food Banks every week
 13-05-2020

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 ...

Tafel launch a campaign on best before dates
 13-05-2020

Tafel Deutschland e.V launched a campaign on best before dates with the support of an agency, which is supporting them with free space in public areas nationwide. This is particularly ...

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
 13-05-2020

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 ...

The Coca-Cola Foundation Supports FoodCloud’s Emergency Food and Funding Appeal
 13-05-2020

The Coca-Cola Company, its bottling partner Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland and The Coca-Cola Foundation are supporting FoodCloud to provide the equivalent of 100,000 meals to communities across the ...

Delhaize, La Lorraine and AB InBev join forces for a good cause
 12-05-2020

Three Belgian companies have decided to join forces during this time of crisis for a new solidarity project. Delhaize, La Lorraine Bakery Group and AB InBev have teamed up to ...

Updates from Czech Republic during COVID-19 crisis
 07-05-2020

Updated on 7/05: In cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture the Food Bank continued in saving food from school programs “Dairy and fruit for schools”. The logistics center and Food Banks did not ...

Updates from Slovenia during COVID-19 crisis
 07-05-2020

Updated on 7/05: Another month of COVID-19 measures was for SIBAHE in any ways loaded with work, but on noticeable more relax level than in previous month, when the fear from ...

Updates from Denmark during COVID-19 crisis
 07-05-2020

For the past few months during the Corona lock-down in Denmark, FødevareBanken, the Danish Food Bank, has kept its cooling vans on the road. Just over half of its normal recipients ...

Updates from Hungary during COVID-19 crisis
 05-05-2020

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 ...

Updates from Serbia during COVID-19 crisis
 04-05-2020

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 with pensions under €250. More ...

Updates from Lithuania during COVID-19 crisis
 04-05-2020

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 ...

European Council adopts measures to minimise the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the most deprived EU citizens
 23-04-2020

The amendments to the regulation on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) will make it easier for Member States, partner organisations and other parties involved to ...

Estimates of the Impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
 17-04-2020

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. ...

Specific measures from the European Economic and Social Committee for addressing the COVID-19 crisis
 17-04-2020

On 15 April 2020, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted a position paper on the “Poposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation ...

COVID-19: Stepping up EU’s response to alleviate the effects of the crisis
 17-04-2020

MEPs adopted additional measures so that EU funding can be granted immediately and with exceptional flexibility to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In Friday’s extraordinary plenary session, the European Parliament endorsed the ...

Updates from Greece during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Lithuania during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Slovenia during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

The Food Bank in Slovenia is still operating with reduced capacities. During this time of crisis it is offering help to those in most need, but in individual cases, it is ...

The Cepsa Foundation reinforces the campaign of Food Banks in Spain to cover the needs of the most vulnerable groups to cope with COVID-19
 15-04-2020

The Cepsa Foundation has responded to the urgent request of the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL) by donating € 200,000 for the purchase of 300,000 kilos of food to respond ...

Danone joins FESBAL's call for solidarity
 15-04-2020

In recent weeks, the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL) has started a campaign to donate and collect essential goods. The objective is to ensure that the neediest families and ...

The Reina Sofía Foundation makes an extraordinary donation for the purchase of milk for Food Banks in Spain
 15-04-2020

Facing the serious pandemic that is plaguing our country, at the request of HM Queen Doña Sofía, the Fundación Reina Sofía will allocate to the Spanish Federation of Food Banks ...

Grupo Gallo donates a whole day's production to face the shortage of products in Food Banks in Spain
 15-04-2020

The Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL), due to the impossibility of developing new face-to-face collections, calls for donations to make possible to secure the reserves of its 54 centres ...

Updates from Serbia during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Greece during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Norway during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Albania during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Portugal during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 ...

Updates from Norway during COVID-19 crisis
 15-04-2020

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 Restaurant: link here EGON restaurant: link here Thon ...

Tallink donates surplus food to Toidupank
 09-04-2020

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 ...

FESBAL reports to the monarchs that 1.5 million people could depend on Food Banks for food
 09-04-2020

In 2019, Food Banks distributed 145 million kilos of food to 1.1 million vulnerable people in Spain. This Tuesday, April 7, the King and Queen held a video conference with ...

Corona emergency aid program set up by Wiener Tafel
 08-04-2020

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 ...

Food banks in Czech Republic saved and distributed 330 tons of food within two weeks
 08-04-2020

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 ...

Banco Alimentare: +20% food demand. A peak of +40% in Campania. "We expect an explosion of need"
 29-03-2020

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 ...

An increase of 40% of poor people in Lazio within a year
 26-03-2020

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 ...

The Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires launches a call "to all good wills" to get volunteers and recover protective masks
 26-03-2020

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 ...

Solidarity must continue to be expressed
 25-03-2020

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 ...

Open letter | COVID-19: from health to social emergency
 21-03-2020

In these challenging times, from Tromsø to Malta, from Lisbon to Kiev, European Food Banks across Europe are doing what they do best - recovering surplus food to assist charitable ...

Ciano International side by side with European Food Banks
 19-03-2020

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 ...

Depriving the poor of Europe: a wrong economy
 16-09-2019

By Jacques Vandenschrik, President of the European Food Banks Federation Europe is going through difficult times both in its relations with the rest of the world and in its infighting between ...

20 Years of Wiener Tafel: Good for our Climate, good for Society
 09-09-2019

The year 2019 marks Wiener Tafel’s 20th anniversary. Exactly 20 years ago, on 9 September 1999, Wiener Tafel was founded as a nongovernmental initiative by four students of Vienna’s Social ...

Elior side by side with the European Food Banks Federation
 21-06-2019

Over 100 participants from 31 different countries attended the FEBA Annual Convention at the FAO headquarters in Rome. On the occasion of the celebration of the thirty years of activity of ...

Romania becomes our new Associate Member
 18-06-2019

FEBA family is growing; Romania has become our new associate member. This collaboration was officialized during FEBA Annual Convention, on 16 May in Rome. We took this chance to ask ...

Working together to achieve SDG 12.3: a showcase of international actions to prevent food loss and waste
 17-06-2019

On May 15th, the first day of FEBA Annual Convention 2019 in Rome, the European Food Banks Federation organized an International Meeting “Working together to achieve SDG 12.3. Concrete actions ...

Campofrío Food Group takes the field besides European Food Banks
 17-06-2019

During FEBA Annual Convention 2019, the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) signed a Donation Agreement with the Spanish Campofrío Food Group, aiming at decreasing food waste and alleviate hunger throughout ...

European Economic and Social Committee focuses on the initial implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights – Evaluations and recommendations for the future
 02-04-2019

On 28 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a public hearing to assess the legislative and non-legislative measures taken from 2017, identify gaps and propose new measures, ...

Carrefour Foundation and the Food Banks: a strong partnership
 29-11-2018

The Carrefour Foundation launches its sixth international collection campaign with the Food Banks In 2013, the Carrefour Foundation launched a major international and simultaneous collection campaign for Food Banks. Fast-forward to ...

The second life of food, thanks to Costa Cruceros and Banc dels Aliments
 22-11-2018

Today, Costa Cruises, together with Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, has presented its donation project for the food that has been prepared and not served on board. As a result, ...

FEAD successfully complements national initiatives to combat poverty
 19-11-2018

FEAD (the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived) helps to alleviate the worst forms of poverty in the EU such as food deprivation, child poverty and homelessness. Despite ...

FEBA Official Opening: thank you!
 19-10-2018

10 October 2018 marked a big day in the history of the European Food Banks Federation: the official opening of our headquarters in Brussels, inaugurated by Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner ...

European Food Banks Federation officially opens its headquarters in Brussels
 11-10-2018

FEBA celebrates its Official Opening with the participation of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. Brussels, 10 October 2018 – Established in 1986, today the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) officially opens its headquarters ...

Finally a warehouse for the Malta Food Bank Foundation
 08-10-2018

The Church has transferred a property in Hamrun to help distribute food to the poor and those at risk of poverty.The property which was given to the Malta Food Bank ...

Implementing SDGs: Civil society in action
 05-10-2018

In the context of the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, on Friday 28 September, the European Economic and Social Committee organized a conference on “Implementing ...

Asda, FareShare and The Trussell Trust: a £20 million partnership to help one million people out of food poverty
 20-09-2018

Asda, the leading British supermarket retailer, and food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust announced in February 2018 a new partnership which aims to help one million people out of ...

Social Protection For All: EAPN conference
 06-07-2018

On 5 July the European Anti Poverty Network invited the International Labour Organisation, Eurochild, the European Trade Union Confederation, Global Social Justice, and Joost Korte, Director-General of DG Employment, Social ...

FEBA Annual Report 2017
 11-06-2018

In 2017 FEBA network helped provide 2.7 million meals per day, equivalent to 501,000 tons of food annually, to 6.6 million people in need thanks to the collaboration with 41,300 charitable ...

FEBA announces new Board of Directors
 29-05-2018

The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) welcomes a new Board of Directors which was elected at the General Assembly on 26 May in Budapest. “I am honoured to be elected for ...

European Food Banks Federation holds 2018 Annual Convention
 22-05-2018

Knowledge sharing and training on innovative solutions in logistics and IT to address challenges facing Food Banks today in Europe Brussels, 22 May 2018 – The 2018 Annual Convention of the ...

Solidarity lands in Marseille
 20-05-2018

On Saturday 19 May the launch of the collaboration between Costa Crociere and the Banque Alimentaire des Bouches du Rhône took place in the port of Marseille. Costa Crociere, which is the largest ...

New challenges, new beginnings
 17-04-2018

BRUSSELS, April 17th 2018 – We are pleased to share with you some exciting news about the European Food Banks Federation. We have a long and important history. This year ...

Tafel is a FEBA member
 03-04-2018

In March Tafel Deutschland became an official member of FEBA, the umbrella organization of European food banks. The Tafel are similar to food banks, which collect groceries and deliver them ...

Celebrating the CHEP - FEBA partnership
 29-01-2018

Today CHEP has published a press release to communicate the results of our partnership agreement signed in 2016 by former FEBA president, Isabel Jonet and Juan Jose Freijo, Head of ...

Reminding consumer goods enterprises to reduce waste!
 25-01-2018

Today our blog on "How Food Banks are Key to tackling food banks and poverty in Europe" has been published on the Consumer Goods Forum website (CGF) Read the blog here. ...

HOTREC, Metro and FEBA collaborate on food donation guidelines
 11-01-2018

In October 2016, the umbrella association for the hospitality industry in Europe, Hotrec, METRO AG and FEBA signed a framework agreement to collaborate on reducing food waste among cafés, restaurants ...

FEBA position paper on EU framework Directive
 11-01-2018

European Parliament, Council and Commission to start negotiations on the EU Waste Framework Directive FEBA has written a position paper, with six recommendations, to further enhance the focus of food ...

Highlights from FEBAs annual convention in Rotterdam
 11-01-2018

More than 90 delegates from 30 countries traveled to the city to join the two-day annual convention. The convention was kicked-off by the Dutch State Secretary of Social affairs and Employment, ...

FEBA held three peer-visits in 2017
 11-01-2018

FEBA held three successful peer-visits in 2017. All visits were sponsored by Kellogg. See which best practices were exchanged for each visit: The Ciechanów food bank (Poland) visited the Courtrai food ...

Skill sharing in Milan
 11-01-2018

On October 12th-13th, 15 participants from 14 countries came to Milan to join the "Skill sharing session on fundraising" organized by FEBA in collaboration with the Italian Federation, Banco Alimentare ...

Texas Instrument and FEBA collaboration
 19-12-2017

Texas Instruments (TI) is a multinational company known for its high technology calculators. This year TI has chosen to cooperate with FEBA by encouraging employees to make a donation to ...

FEBA visit to Greek food bank in Athens
 14-12-2017

On November 9th, the president of FEBA visited the Greek food bank in Athens, founded in 1995. The visit coincided with the launch of a report conducted by The Foundation for ...

FEBA visits SIBAHE- Slovenia
 14-12-2017

On November 22-24th, two members of the FEBA team paid a visit to SIBAHE – the Slovenian Food Bank. The objective was to identify the remaining required actions to implement ...

ARLA and FEBA launch partnership
 14-12-2017

On November 11th , Arla and FEBA announced their partnership to reduce food waste among Arla production- and distribution sites in Europe. Arla is a Danish dairy cooperative who already ...

Recipes from TI employees! Indian Chilli Chicken
 07-12-2017

Indian Chilli Chicken is a hot and spicy dish, perfect for a cold winters day! An authentic recipe shared by Needhu who says this dish is a safe bet for ...

Recipes from TI employees! Frixuelos from Spain
 07-12-2017

These delicious Spanish pancakes are great for a Christmas gathering! The recipe was shared by Estela from TI Freising, who says this recipe is part of her dearest childhood memories: ...

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