Fédération européenne des Banques alimentaires

Social Grocery-r

In Europe, in 2014, 125 million (25%) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion and among them 55 million (9,6%) were not able to offer a regular quality meal every second day. (Source: Eurostat Nov 2014)

At the same time, 90 million tons of food are wasted every year. (Source: Preparatory study on food waste across EU27, Europe Commission, October 2010)

Founded in 1986, the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) is a non profit organization which brings together 264 Food Banks in 22 member countries in Europe which collect food, a large part of which would otherwise be thrown away, and redistribute it to charitable organizations and social centers taking care of people in need.

In 2014, FEBA member Food Banks :

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  distributed the equivalent of to in partnership with thanks to
2,25 million   5,9 million   33 800   14,500
  meals per every day people partner charitable organizations people among whom 90%
  (i.e. 411 000 tons of food) are volunteers