FEBA Annual Forum in Bucharest: Strengthening food systems by supporting the resilience and capacity of Food Banks

On 14 November, the European Food Banks Federation in partnership with Federația Băncilor pentru Alimente din România convened its Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion, “Strengthening food systems by supporting the resilience and capacity of Food Banks” 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.). The event was also an opportunity to share recent legislative developments to prevent food waste and foster food donation in Moldova and Romania.

Skyrocketing inflation and soaring energy, fuel, fertilizers, and food prices are provoking rising costs of living, especially for the most vulnerable groups.

In a context of uncertainty, when food availability but also food affordability is at stake, we should ensure that no crumb is wasted while protecting the most vulnerable citizens from food insecurity and to ensure that everyone can afford sufficient amounts of healthy and nutritious food, especially vulnerable groups, such as families with children, single parents, elderly, and low-income households.

On this occasion FEBA released its new publication FEAD, REACT-EU, and the European Food Banks Federation: 2021 Implementation Report with the aim to communicate concise insights on the implementation of these Funds on the ground, taking into account amendments and their expediency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discover more here.