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eNewsletter October 2018

 29-10-2018

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GFN launches a first-ever study on food banks on a global scale


GFN launches a first-ever study on food banks on a global scale. Global hunger is on the rise, with 821 million people going hungry. At the same time, the international ...

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Actions to prevent food waste at ThreeSixty-degree


On the initiative of Commissioner Andriukaitis, the meeting of the sub-group Action and Implementation of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste took place on 1-2 October in ...

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Accompanying measures alongside food distribution: the FEAD Network goes to Malta


The 12th FEAD Network meeting was held on 4-5 October in Malta. Focusing on ‘The provision of accompanying measures alongside food distribution’, the meeting mainly explored the practical implementation of different ...

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FEBA Official Opening: thank you!


10 October 2018 marked a big day in the history of the European Food Banks Federation: the official opening of our headquarters in Brussels, inaugurated by Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner ...

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Implementing SDGs: Civil society in action


In the context of the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, on Friday 28 September, the European Economic and Social Committee organized a conference on “Implementing ...

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FEBA visits Food for All – Food Bank Macedonia


On 17-19 October, Angela Frigo, Secretary General of the European Food Banks Federation, visited Macedonia in order to better understand the activity of our project member, the Food for All ...

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Food collections are coming: you can contribute as well!


The winter gets closer and the season of food collections too! A lot of our members are organizing collections of food in supermarkets, in order to support charitable organizations and ...

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The Italian law that promotes food donation turns two. Happy birthday!


Italian Law No 166/2016 (also known as Gadda Law), the law that promotes the donation of surplus food and pharmaceutical products, entered into force on 14 September 2016. It has ...

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New UK government surplus food fund announced


On 1 October 2018 Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a pilot £15m Surplus Food Redistribution Fund. FareShare has been lobbying Government for five years ...

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Hit Korean pop band fans fundraise for FareShare


Dedicated fans celebrated Korean boyband BTS’s concert in the UK by joining forces to raise funds for FareShare. The group was performing at London’s O2 arena on 9 October. Fan Twitter ...

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2.4 tons of potatoes for the Belgian Food Banks


Did you know that on average 3 to 5% of the potatoes stay in the fields after the harvest? That is why McCain organized on 6 and 7 October, in ...

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Polish Federation launches an awareness campaign about food waste


On 16 October 2018, on the occasion of the World Food Day, the Polish Federation of Food Banks launched a communication campaign entitled “MARNUJAC ZYWNOSC MARNUJESZ PLANETE” ("By wasting food, ...

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Tafel celebrates its 25th anniversary


This year is the year of the 25th anniversary of Tafel Deutschland e.V.. On this occasion, the national association of food banks in Germany organized a big convention on 28 ...

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Malta Food Bank Foundation will soon open its first warehouse


In the beginning of October 2018, our Secretary General Angela Frigo was in Malta for the signing of the agreement on the first warehouse of the Malta Food Bank Foundation ...

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Donation convoy in Budapest: 21 companies joined this year’s edition


FAO and the Hungarian Food Bank Association partnered against food waste and hunger with a food donation convoy rolling through the historic streets of Budapest on the occasion of World ...

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LIFE platform meeting on food waste in Budapest


"Food waste is not only unethical; it is a shameful waste of natural and economic resources", said Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, at the recent LIFE ...

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