Quantifying the Impact of European Food Banks – From Farm to Fork. Taking stock of Year 2

On 25 November 2021, FEBA organised an online meeting on Quantifying the Impact of European Food Banks – From Farm to Forkaimed to take stock of the development on data collection and digital transformation in this second year of the project.

The online meeting was open to the FEBA Members involved in the project, i.e. the Pilot Group comprising Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain and the UK, plus four additional members (Austria, France, Lithuania, and the Netherlands).

Firstly, to give an overview, the main activities of year 2 were presented, which included 15 one-to-one meetings following a kick-off with all members on 21 June 2021. The bottom-up, agile approach adhered to give the project participants the opportunity to share their feedbacks and voice their needs. Based on that, FEBA had the possibility to gather inputs, finalise the list of indicators, including key performance indicators (KPIs), and develop specific features of the online platform.

The goal of the plenary session was to summarise the results of this process.

Laura Gavinelli shared details concerning the status-quo of indicators, KPIs, and taxonomy, followed by Fabio Fraticelli from TechSoup Italy giving an introduction on novel features of the modified Observatory on Food Donation whose updated version will be released in 2022.

With complete, consistent, reliable, and accurate data, FEBA can contribute to a wide range of events and activities, such as the FEAD Community, the EU FLW Platform, and high-level international and European conferences. Furthermore, it is the fundament to feeding EU policies with evidence “from the field” and constitutes a key part of the FEBA Annual Report 2022.

FEBA will soon update its membership on the next steps for the statistics campaign 2021!

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