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Europe descended on Edinburgh for the annual FEBA conference during the last weekend of April 2016. As this spectacular city played host to our members, partners, sponsors and guests, we knuckled down and enjoyed sharing the innovative practices implemented by food banks with great results to recover more food surplus in order to support more people in need.

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During the conference there were presentations, panel discussions, knowledge-sharing “speed dating” sessions and a fantastic tour of the hive of activity at the Edinburgh Fareshare depot.

During the conference there were presentations, panel discussions, knowledge-sharing “speed dating” sessions and a fantastic tour of the hive of activity at the Edinburgh Fareshare depot.

Among the festivities was the judging of the FEBA photo competition. Entrants from eleven countries competed to best represent FEBA’s values of giving, sharing, fighting food waste and European solidarity – all in one capture – with the Kiev food bank claiming victory.

Over the three days many ideas were exchanged, new concepts were presented and the push to expand our network and involve organizations and recipients across the whole food supply chain remained a focus point.

Thank you to Fareshare UK for helping organize the event and to all those who attended, we hope to see you again in 2017.