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eNewsletter December 2018

 12-12-2018

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Employment MEPs vote to increase funding for the most deprived


On Monday 3 December the Employment Committee of the European Parliament proposed strengthening the ESF+ funding in the EU 2021-27 long-term budget by approximately 19% compared to the European Commission’s ...

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13th FEAD Network meeting focuses on homelessness


The thirteenth FEAD Network meeting took place on 6-7 November in Brussels, Belgium, welcoming 88 delegates from 24 EU Member States. The event focused on how FEAD support has assisted in ...

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5th meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste: a “wasteless” Christmas to you all!


On 6 December Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, in charge of Health and Food Safety, addressed the members of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste at its 5th meeting ...

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FEAD successfully complements national initiatives to combat poverty


FEAD (the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived) helps to alleviate the worst forms of poverty in the EU such as food deprivation, child poverty and homelessness. Despite ...

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Asda, FareShare and The Trussell Trust: a £20 million partnership to help one million people out of food poverty


Asda, the leading British supermarket retailer, and food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust announced in February 2018 a new partnership which aims to help one million people out of ...

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Nestlé Ireland becomes the first food supplier to pay for the FoodCloud Hubs service


FoodCloud Hubs and Nestlé Ireland announced a new partnership where Nestlé will provide all its surplus food and will become the first food supplier to make a financial contribution to ...

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How long after the “best before” date?


Tafel Deutschland, our German member, has released a new poster as part of a broader campaign addressing the “best before” date. It struck a nerve on social media with over ...

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FoodCloud announces partnership with AIB and Social Innovation Fund Ireland


FoodCloud aims to double its impact over the next three years with the significant investment from AIB with part matched Government funding through Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI). Over the next ...

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Food Bank Albania raises money in a playful way


In small countries such as Albania, finding food to give to people in need takes a lot of energy. The laws about food donation don’t include an interesting tax system. ...

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The second life of food, thanks to Costa Cruceros and Banc dels Aliments


Today, Costa Cruises, together with Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, has presented its donation project for the food that has been prepared and not served on board. As a result, ...

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BREAKFAST on BREAKFAST: starting the day feeding the body and the heart


An event hosted by the English MEP John Procter On 20 November the MEP John Procter, who is member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, organized ...

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Education as a way out of poverty: 17th EAPN meeting


On 7-8 November, the European Anti-Poverty Network organized the 17th meeting of “People Experiencing Poverty” in Brussels. Every year the EAPN sets up a conference with different topics related to ...

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Raising awareness about food waste in Slovenia


On 19 November SIBAHE - the Slovenian Food Bank - organized a conference about how to lower food waste in Slovenia. Best practices were shared by speakers from international organizations: ...

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Leaders of Social Change: FEBA and Food Bank Belgrade as circular economy partners


In the framework of Conferences – Partnerships for a better future, the Media group Adria organized on 19 November the Conference on Leaders of Social Change, to which FEBA and ...

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The FFBA organized a citizen consultation on Europe


On 15 and 16 September the French Ministry of Agriculture took the opportunity of the “European Heritage Days” to organize a citizen consultation on Europe, in collaboration with the French ...

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Food collections: a wave of European solidarity to support people in need


Every year, around end of November/early December many FEBA members organize their national food collections in collaboration with retailers. While raising public awareness about the activity of Food Banks and food ...

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Circular Social Benefits: the contribution of European Food Banks to Circular Economy


On 28 November the Italian MEP Simona Bonafé (S&D) organized a meeting at the European Parliament: “Does the Circular Economy affect the corporate performance and reputation? The answer of the ...

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Brussels Wednesday Social


Can the European Union still fulfil its promises of democracy, prosperity and open societies? On 21 November there was a conference about the “Open society, World economy and protectionism” organized by ...

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The Food Bank of Thessaly in Greece has begun its operation


Thessaly is the largest agricultural area in Greece, between Athens and Thessaloniki. It includes an area of 4 major cities, and there are significant food production companies in the area. The ...

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