The impact of the pandemic on European Food Banks

In 2018, Eurostat estimated 36 million European citizens in material deprivation, but now millions more people are in need and for the first time they are asking for help to put something to eat at the table.

Food Banks in Europe were and are still strongly impacted by the pandemic and had to adapt to those new challenges. 

Read articles about the challenges that Food Banks are facing accross Europe. 

Reports on COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic FEBA has released 3 reports to tell the story of European Food Banks, highlighting challenges, urgent needs and their concrete response to prevent food waste and support charities helping people in need.

Today, European Food Banks are up and running: they are carrying out their activity while they are managing double amounts of food 

and experiencing a growing food demand of 30% at European level, with a range going from 6% to 80%.

European Food Banks and Food Bankers continue to play their role as reliable partner to foster the resilience of the food supply chain and to help charities feeding those in need. FEBA is committed to support its members in this unprecedented period.

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