On 23 January 2023, the Czech Federation of Food Banks, Tafel Deutschland, and Wiener Tafel (FEBA Members in Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria) gathered in Vienna to exchange best practices, analyse common challenges, and explore opportunities for future cooperation.
Among the topics discussed were the operations of the Food Banks, current and upcoming projects, as well as issues related to Human Resources. Besides aligning on the objective of engaging further in the cross-border sharing of food donations, the German and Czech participants learned about the food processing projects carried out by Wiener Tafel. Among others, in 2022, 13 tonnes of organic sour cherries have been recovered, therewith prevented from ending up in landfill, and transformed into 20,000 bottles of syrup (discover more here).
Thanks to team of Wiener Tafel, a day full of impressions, exchange, and inspiration has been spent, demonstrating that despite the geographic separation, there are many commonalities and potentials for collaboration.