Our engagement with the EU
Facilitate food donation
Food donation is the best destination for the people, for the planet.
Reduce food insecurity
Established in 2014, the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has been addressing the worst forms of poverty in the EU, such as food deprivation, child poverty and homelessness, with a total allocation of €3.8 billion (current prices) for the programming period 2014-2020. The EU provides up to 85% of funding, which is complemented by the Member States’ own resources. This brings the total value of the fund to around €4.5 billion.
EU Member States may choose what type of assistance (food or basic material assistance, or a combination of both) and how the items are to be obtained and distributed, in collaboration with partner organizations as Food Banks.
In 2021, 10 FEBA Members redistributed over 168,500 tonnes of FEAD and/or REACT-EU food products.
FEBA is a member of the Advisory Group of the FEAD Community and actively contributes to the organisation and participates in the meetings. The aim is to contribute to learning and
capacity building on particular themes, operational issues and programming topics related to the FEAD.
EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste
Tackling food waste means working together with all key players from public and private sectors in order to better identify, measure, understand and find solutions to prevent with food waste.
FEBA has been a member of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW), since its established in 2016. FEBA was recently appointed for the new 5-year mandate, from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2026. The EU Platform FLW brings together EU institutions, experts from the Member States and relevant stakeholders and will continue to play a key role in mobilising action to reduce food loss and waste across the EU as part of the Farm to Fork Strategy.
FEBA participates in plenary sessions and contributes to:
Expert Group Contingency Plan
In 2021, FEBA has been invited as Observer in the Contingency Plan for ensuring food supply and food security of the European Commission. The Contingency Plan will help the European Commission coordinate the response to crises affecting, or threatening to affect, food supply and food security in the EU
FEBA Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion
Every year, FEBA is organising an “Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion”. FEBA is convening its members to this conference and also inviting other stakeholders and experts to take stock of the most important policies at EU level on social inclusion and food aid measures.
In 2022, the FEBA Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion aims to convening FEBA Members and other stakeholders and experts to take stock of the most important policies at EU level on social inclusion and food aid measures (e.g. Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, REACT-EU, CARE, European Social Fund Plus, etc.).