In 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 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 :
|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|