European Food Banks Federation

  • Associations


  • European Union | Environment & sustainability


Our Mission

To contribute to reducing food insecurity in Europe, trough food waste prevention and the call for solidarity, by supporting and developing Food Banks in countries where they are most needed.

Our Values

Food Banks depend on donation and sharing of food. Food Banks operations are deployed on four main activities.

  1. Supply – Food Banks’ principal aim is to prevent food waste and food insecurity. The “supply” is secured, in the strict respect of the hygiene requirements by recovering surplus food and/or donations.
  2. Distribution – Food Banks are non-profit organizations, and their operating model may vary from country to country. They are at the service of independent charities combatting food insecurity or they incorporate such charities in their own organization. They organize food distributions through their network of local charities, groups or communities or directly to final beneficiaries, where needed. As such Food Banks represent a bridge between surplus food and supporting individuals in need. Should Food Banks supply a network of independent charities, an agreement for the purpose of food donation to charities is entered into by each Food Bank and the charitable organizations members of its distribution network. Food Banks may not be able to satisfy the total needs of charitable organizations in terms of food supply.
  3. Operations – Food Banks refuse the primacy of money: their action is based on their willingness to promote active and responsible solidarity.
  4. Existence – Food Banks exist mainly through the action of volunteers and charities with different spiritual and human inspiration. Food Banks will ensure that they, any of their volunteers or paid staff, and their networks will avoid any type of discrimination towards the beneficiaries.

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+ 32 (0) 25 38 94 50


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