The European Food Banks Federation is launching a challenge to its members on the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

What's the daily contribution of your organisation to food waste prevention?
Share your story with everyone and try to win up to 10,000 euros for your organisation!

1st place

€ 10,000

2nd place

€ 5,000

3rd place

a surprise!



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The challenge is open to FEBA Full and Associate Members. 

The challenge is open only to national federations/organisations with 1 application per country. 

You have to fill in the application form accessible via the button “Apply now” and tell us what you will do to raise awareness on your contribution to food waste prevention in the context of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.

Note: your application must be entered in English. 

Here are some ideas of awareness-raising actions that you can implement as part of the challenge: 

  • create videos 
  • launch a social media campaign
  • plan an offline communication action (distribute flyers on the street, display posters…)
  • organise a conference 
  • … 

Be creative! There are only 2 rules to respect

  1. Organise something in line with the prevention of food waste and the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
  2. Communicate on social media using the hashtags #FLWDay #WeAreFEBA and #FoodNoWaste. We will share your challenge on FEBA social media channels. 

Important note: you can choose to communicate in your national language or in English but it is essential to use the hashtags above for FEBA to compile your stories. FEBA will also communicate about the challenge in English.

You will raise awareness about the mission of your organisation and the daily activities that you are doing to prevent food waste. 

We also offer you exposure across FEBA’s online channels.

Last but not least, the best 3 participations will be awarded with a prize as following: 

  1. First place: 10,000 euros
  2. Second place: 5,000 euros
  3. Third place: a surprise from the FEBA Team

Important note: the money awarded by FEBA must be used for communication activities in line with the mission of the organisation and the prevention of food waste. 



The jury comprises experienced professionals from different sectors, ensuring that your applications will be thoroughly evaluated from a wide range of independent perspectives, and at the highest standards.

The jury will evaluate the applications on the following criteria:

  1. Respect of the rules of the challenge 
  2. Compliance with the scope of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
  3. Creativity in communicating the activity of your organisation to prevent food waste
  4. Use of social media to share your challenge with #FLWDay, #WeAreFEBA and #FoodNoWaste


Please note that FEBA will communicate about the challenge and share the content that you publish on FEBA website and social media channels. The pictures will also be share with the FAO to be used on their own communication channels.

The winners will be selected at the sole discretion of the jury and will be announced on 30 September 2021.

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About the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW)

The 2nd Observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste taking place on 29 September 2021 will make a clear call to action for both the public (national or local authorities) and the private sector (businesses and individuals), to prioritize actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems. Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet. To learn more click here

SAVE THE DATEOfficial celebrations at FAO HQ will take place in the form of a virtual roundtable on 29 September at 4pm – Rome time.

Heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will share their perspectives on the issues and actions required to stem the problem. A high-level panel will provide their perspectives, and a keynote presentation will seek to provoke further thought on the issues. Representatives from the European Commission and from Italy will also share their views and perspectives on the issues and on progress achieved in addressing food loss and food waste. A roundtable panel will discuss scalable innovations that contribute to accelerating the pace of food loss and waste reduction globally, toward delivering on better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.

Register here.

About the European Food Banks Federation

The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is a European umbrella non-profit organization and works in collaboration with 24 Full Members and 5 Associate Members in European countries.

For 35 years, FEBA mission has consisted in representing its membership at European and international level, supporting and strengthening Food Banks in Europe by providing training, sharing best practice and knowledge, and developing partnerships, and fostering the creation of new Food Banks.

FEBA brings together 335 Food Banks and branches which are committed to fight food waste and to feed the most deprived. Our members provide 860,000 tonnes of food to 12.8 million most deprived people through 48,126 charitable organizations thanks to the professionalism of 37,016 co-workers (85% volunteers)

In addition to surplus food from the food supply chain, FEBA members also redistribute food from the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD) and the Fruits and Vegetables withdrawal scheme, as well as from individual donations.

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