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banq alim angers 73 smallIn Europe, in 2014, 122 million people (24,4%) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion and among them 55 million (9,6%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. (Source: Eurostat Oct 2015).

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 265 Food Banks 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 2014, FEBA member Food Banks:

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