In these challenging times, from Tromsø to Malta, from Lisbon to Kiev, European Food Banks across Europe are doing what they do best – recovering surplus food to assist charitable organizations and feed people in need.
The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Europe hard. The current health emergency will most likely be followed by a social emergency due to an economic crisis.
In such situation it is necessary to respond to the emergency today but also to plan a set of actions to meet future challenges.
For these reasons, the European Food Banks Federation is launching a European COVID-19 Social Emergency Fund, an effort to secure the activity of European Food Banks.
The COVID-19 Social Emergency Fund is established to support the activity of the European Food Banks Federation and its members during the Covid-19 crisis and to meet costs or financial obligations that may occur to address the social emergency in the near future. This Fund is essential to ensure European Food Banks can support charitable organizations and to the most vulnerable people in our society.
We call on corporations, foundations, organizations, and private citizens to join efforts and contribute to the funding of the European COVID-19 Social Emergency Fund.
We need the commitment of each person for the good of all, to tackle this crisis today and tomorrow.
If we are in a good situation, we should not only be proud of what
we have achieved. We should also think about others, who have not been so lucky. Also our situation can change every day. So let's help each other to become a better world.
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I want to help the European Food Banks to redistribute food to charities and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. This is urgent.
Keep up the good work!
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I want to help others.
You are doing an important job in Europe as well as our local town. My company support FEBA because you operate in all the countries and cities we have offices.
For me supporting FEBA is so important because you are helping those who are in need the most. Kudos to FEBA and their partners for all the amazing work you do!
The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is a European non-profit organization and works in collaboration with 24 Full Members and 5 Associate Members in European countries.
For almost 35 years, FEBA mission has consisted in representing its membership at European and international level, supporting and strengthening Food Banks in Europe by providing training, sharing best practice and knowledge, and developing partnerships, and fostering the creation of new Food Banks.
FEBA brings together 421 Food Banks and branches which are committed to fight against food waste and to feed the most deprived. Our members provide 4.3 million meals each day to 9.3 million most deprived people through 45,700 charitable organizations thanks to the professionalism of 31,700 co-workers (85% volunteers).
In addition to surplus food from the food supply chain, FEBA members also redistribute food from the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD) and the Fruits and Vegetables withdrawal scheme, as well as from individual donations.
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