Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

European Food Banks today: commitment, creativity, and openness to change


Even during the unexpected and unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Food Banks belonging to the European Food Banks Federation are showing evidence to be resilient through their daily dedication and determination.

The context can vary from country to country, but all European Food Banks are showing similar challenges such as the growing demand for food, the loss of volunteers, and a drop in financial resources. Despite all these difficulties, Food Banks are expressing their full commitment, creativity, and openness to change. They continue to ensure the activity while adapting and innovating their actions to this new ‘normal’.

They are a reliable partner not only to support charities helping those in need but first of all to support the food supply chain. Food Banks have quickly adapted to an increasingly complex environment and are responding to the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 by keeping the chain of solidarity alive.

This report features the present reality of European Food Banks. Based on a survey circulated in August and with results received from 26 members – Albania, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and United Kingdom – it aims to recount the impact of the COVID-19.


Year: 2020
Author: FEBA