What exactly is FEBA?
Founded in 1986 in Brussels, the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is the umbrella organisation representing food banks at European level. By rescuing and distributing food that is no longer saleable but still edible and safe, they prevent food waste and are at the same time a lifeline for charities that provide food to people in need. FEBA develops partnerships with companies, supports its members by sharing best practices and training programmes, and promotes the establishment of food banks where they are most needed. Currently, 430 food banks in 29 European countries are members of FEBA. Together, they provided 9.5 million people with 768,000 tonnes of food through 45,283 charities in 2019 – thanks to the commitment and professionalism of 32,280 employees, 84% of whom are volunteers.