All over the world, Food Banks provide food for charities that help disadvantaged people – including in Romania. With the help of METRO and the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA), a network of companies and producers has supported the creation of a National Food Banks Federation: Banca pentru Alimente.
Almost 3 years after the creation of the Federation, METRO Romania alone has saved more than 300 tonnes of food from going to waste and reached more than 40,000 people in need.
7 million Romanians currently live below the poverty line. By contrast, in the European Union 88 million tonnes of edible food are thrown away every year. To solve this problem, competitors have become allies and have entered into firm partnerships with the Banca pentru Alimente to donate safe and edible food that they are no longer allowed to sell. The fact that they can do this within a legally regulated framework is thanks to their cooperation with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA).
Almost 3 years after the beginning of the partnership, METRO Romania alone has saved more than 300 tonnes of food from going to waste and reached more than 40,000 people in need.
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