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banq alim angers 73 smallIn Europe, in 2015, 121 million people (23,7%) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion and 43 million of them were not able to afford a quality meal every other day. (Source: Eurostat 2016).

At the same time, 88 million tons of food are wasted every year. (Source: EU Commission)

Founded in 1986, the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) is a non profit organization which brings together 326 Food Banks and branches in 23 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 2016, FEBA member food banks:

distributed the equivalent of
2,9 million
meals every day
531 000 tons of food)

 

to
6,1
million
people
in partnership with
37,200 
partner charitable
organizations
thanks to
16,400
people among whom
90% are volunteers