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1 FOOD AID An answer to a vital right, a gate to social inclusion Testimony of an European stakeholder FDSS Conference Brussels 18/19 December 2012.

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1 1 FOOD AID An answer to a vital right, a gate to social inclusion Testimony of an European stakeholder FDSS Conference Brussels 18/19 December 2012

2 Characteristics of our Food Banks Communities-based initiative, non for profit organizations At the service of the charity organizations, irrespective of their background (politic, religion,…) They operate thanks to the support of many other organizations and volunteers. Food Banks depend on them… but they are independent from donors, charity organizations, municipalities.. They focus on food aid… but strive also to provide additional services to these associations: training, social jobs, assistance to get equipments… 2

3 France-79 Belgium-9 Spain-52 Italy-21 Ireland-1 Portugal-19 Poland-27 Greece-1 Luxemburg-1 Hungary-1 Czech Rep-3 Slovakia-1 Germany-1 UK-17 Lithuania-1 Serbia-1 Netherlands-8 Switzerland-1 Denmark-1 Estonia-1 Montenegro-1 European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) A network of 247 Food Banks in 21 countries Ukraine-Devt 3 Romania-Devt Slovenia-Devt Croatia-Devt Macedonia- Devt Bulgaria- Devt

4 Fight against hunger, poverty and exclusion Permanently, at the centre of a network of community beneficiary charities and social agencies which can concentrate on helping people Contributing to re-insert people by providing jobs Stabilizing communities around a common mission With two levers… The fight against waste Giving a new economic value to consumable products. Avoiding disposal and reputation costs for corporations Reducing impact on environment: soil preservation, CO2 emissions Educating people on reducing food waste The promotion of solidarity and citizenship between public bodies, corporations, charity organizations and individuals. Calling for donations and for volunteering from many sources Food Banks (FEBA model) A Unique Role 4

5 Collect food, free of charge, from various sources, much of which would otherwise be wasted. Food Banks - FEBA model 5 Sort and store it in warehouses, in compliance with hygiene and security standards. Distribute it, free of charge, to charitable organizations and social services which support the most deprived people. … all over the year. To help the most deprived people to restore themselves

6 Food Banks (FEBA model) At the Heart of the Society 6 Public Bodies EU States, Regions, Cities Salvation ArmyRed CrossSocial Centers Certified Charity Organizations Most Deprived People Corporations Food, Retail, Transport Banks, Trusts.. Food Surplus Individuals Regular, Ad-hoc EquiptsTime,Talents Other Org e.g. Club Services Money Op. costs FOOD BANKS

7 European Federation of Food Banks Food Collected in European Union Food Aid Program 55% States 5% Withdrawal from market Retail Industry Hyper/Super Markets Food Surplus 14% Others Producers & Coops Restaurants, Canteens,1% Individuals In-Store Collection Days, On line. 9% Food Processing Industry Surplus 17% FOOD BANKS Total Tons + 16% vs 2010

8 European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) Our Impact on Reducing Hunger 8 Number of Charities ServedFood Distributed (000Tons ) Cagr 5 years +8% Cagr 5 years +5%

9 European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) Our Impact on Reducing Hunger 9 Number of Beneficiaries (million)Number of Meals Served (million) Cagr 5 years +4% 5,2 5,0 4, Cagr 5 years +8%

10 Distributed food: tons +8% Equivalent to 800 million meals To 5,2 million beneficiaries Via charity associations and social centers Thanks to persons, of which 90% are volunteers European Federation of Food Banks Key Figures

11 Food Banks help in Social Inclusion (1) By looking for better nutrition They strive to take into account the specific needs of the charity organisations and of the persons they accompany in diversifying the products They organise training, workshops (domestic budget, hygiene, food security, cooking)

12 Food banks help in Social Inclusion (2) -They employ people in social re-insertion -They set up small social insertion companies, i.e for transforming unsold fishes, fruits and vegetables -Some FBs build partnerships with prisons for producing vegetables - They promote creation of innovative solidarity bodies (Italy:Prontobanco; Portugal: Entrajuda)

13 Food Banks create Social Cohesion They call for solidarity EU ( Most deprived programme), companies (CSR policy),civil society (involvement of volunteers for lasting commitment ( pers) or for ponctual involvement ( ) They promote citizenship in the frame of fight against waste They organise solidarity networks between their various partners

14 CONCLUSION From Food Aid as a means for benefiting of a vital human right, Food Banks want to promote a huge solidarity in EU countries and advocate against food waste so that persons in need have their place in a inclusive and sustainable society

15 Thank you For further information, please contact Gérard ALIX + 33 (0) and visit our web site 15


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