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.
Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
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!
Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
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!
During these days of Covid-19 a lot of people might have lost their income and/or job. I wish that this donation helps to provide meals to people who need our help.
I want to help those who are less fortunate during this ongoing global COVID-19 crisis.
I decided to donate for the European Food Banks as the COVID-19 crisis is impacted citizens across the European countries. The European Food Banks helps those citizens in needs across these countries and have a network and volunteers available to provide such support. Keep up the good work!
I want to help people get through the Covid crisis.
With this donation I would like to help poor people go through this period.
I used to collaborate with different AID associations, and how can we not collaborate right now with a situation like this...the situation is quite dramatic right now in Europe and specially in my hometown, Madrid. Let's pray for those who're suffering in a hospital and hope that they can get well soon.
Pablo Alvaro Herrera
I want to help the Italian community particularly in the south of Italy where there is much food poverty.
Viva displays ltd
In this very difficult time when COVID19 is exacerbating the plight of the low income and poor of Europe, a network of food banks will be a life saver for families in need of consistent nourishment.
I want to support people in need during this pandemic.
I simply want to help people who are in a difficult situation at the moment.
If who can doesn't help who cannot, then there is something wrong in our society.
I think all the people who are on the sunny side should help.
I still receive a paycheck, can work from home, and have a garden. So many others have none of these.
We already have a Community Involvement Team in place where we regularly organize donations to our local Food Banks. Therefore we want help also during COVID19 crisis.
I want to help Europe get through this. If I have extra, I want to support those who can't provide for themselves.
I want to support those in risk of inadequate food supply.
I believe in the work of Food Banks and have volunteered here in across the pond in NH with a Food Bank before. It’s not much, but it’s what I can do.
Paul Condarcuri Jr
In April, I had to participate in a charity race organised by one of my school's associations. The amount collected was originally set to go to Faro's Food Bank.The race being cancelled, I despite decided to send the money I collected to a Food Bank.
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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