Food donations:supporting the most deprived while reducing food waste




Food donations represent a crucial support for the most deprived and constitute an effective lever in reducing food waste.


Although food donations have significantly grown in the EU in recent years, there is still no common EU policy on donations. Policy frameworks and national approaches vary, enabling and encouraging donations at different levels. Furthermore organizations established at local level to donate food  differ in the way that they operate and there is still a general misunderstanding about the potential to donate food that has passed its “best before” dates. Laws on food donations are currently in force in a limited number of European countries like Greece, France, Hungary, Italy, Finland and Turkey.

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Eating the Message: Feeding the 5000 events catalyse Europe’s food waste movement

Across Europe, tens of thousands of citizens have joined the food waste movement and tasted food that would otherwise have been wasted at Feeding the 5000 events that celebrate the solutions to the food waste scandal.

Since 2013, five Feeding the 5000 events have taken place across Europe as part of FUSIONS, catalysing national food waste movements and promoting a wide range of innovative solutions to the food waste scandal. In Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona, Warsaw and Thessaloniki, Feeding the 5000 events brought together broad coalitions of organisations working to tackle food waste, alongside armies of volunteers who dug in to spread the message that food is too good to waste. Gleaning food that would have been left on farms or rejected food was collected from wholesale markets and packhouses.

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