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IMG 2069On September 20th, a FEBA representative travelled to Strasbourg to speak during the European Social Cohesion Platform at the Council of Europe. FEBA’s presentation was linked to one of the three priorities of the platform, namely the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

FEBA presented the many ways in which food banks foster social inclusion: 1) by creating a safe and inclusive space for vulnerable people to receive nutritious food 2) giving them a helping hand to reduce their food budget 3) creating a platform for volunteering and thus strengthening the cohesion in communities among diverse groups of people of different ages and educational backgrounds.

As an EU-umbrella organization, FEBA was happy to be included as a stakeholder in the discussion on “poverty and social exclusion” at the Council of Europe.