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What we do - Activities and Impact



FEBA conducts three core activities, all of them aiming at adding value to the work of its membership:


We measure the impact of the network along a few key indicators. Figures are for 2017*.

Alleviate food insecurity by distributing 756,000 tons of food products, the equivalent to 4.1 million meals each day, to 8.1 million most deprived people, through the collaboration with 44,700 charitable organizations.

Prevent food waste by saving 297,000 tons of edible products from becoming waste.

*These figures represent the impact of FEBA network in 2017, including Tafel Deutschland e.V. which joined FEBA in March 2018.

But also much for than that. Food banks create value for:

  • end beneficiaries who are saving money as a result of getting food from our charity members.
  • partner charities which save money and time, by receiving food for free, which they instead can re-direct to improving their services to the people they support. Food banks often offer them training.
  • companies which donate products, food banks give them the opportunity to reduce the costly disposal of their surpluses with its negative impact on the environment and on their reputation.
  • communities they live in, food banks encourage the involvement of volunteers and deliver social cohesion by facilitating cooperation between public and private organizations.