Every year, around end of November/early December most FEBA members organize their national food drive in collaboration with retailers. While raising public awareness about poverty and malnutrition in their country, the drives enable food banks to get products which they usually do not receive as surplus and thus to complement the range of nutritious products they can redistribute to charities. These food drives are only made possible by the mobilization of thousands of volunteers who inform and encourage supermarket customers to buy and donate products to the food banks.
Looking at our four most important (largest) member countries (France, Italy, Portugal and Spain), this is more than 400 000 volunteers who, in one or two days, managed to receive 43 000 tons of food the equivalent of 86 million meals donated!
A big thank you to all the volunteers.