The FEBA Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion is the annual opportunity to promote dialogue on important topics related to food aid and social inclusion.

Over the years, the FEBA Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion has addressed a variety of subjects from different perspectives and angles.


This year, the FEBA Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion aims to convene FEBA Members and other stakeholders and experts to take stock of the most important policies at EU level on social inclusion and food aid measures (e.g. Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, REACT-EU, CARE, European Social Fund Plus, etc.). More specifically how the distribution of material support can foster social inclusion and which measures were taken by Food Banks and other partner organisations to strengthen social inclusion.


Lindsay Boswell, Interim CEO, European Food Banks Federation (TBC)

Simona Pulbere, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

The efficiency of food distribution: Jozef Mottar, Managing Director, Fédération Belge des Banques Alimentaires / Belgische Federatie van Voedselbanken

The complementarity of different forms of food aid: Anne-Claire Alain, Public Affairs Officer, Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires

Accompanying Measures: Lukasz Beier, Operational Director, Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności

Red Cross EU Office


Caritas Europa

Angela Frigo, Secretary General, European Food Banks Federation

About the European Food Banks Federation

The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is a European non-profit organisation and works in collaboration with 24 Full Members and 6 Associate Members in 30 European countries. Since 1986, FEBA’s mission has consisted in representing its membership at European and international level; supporting and strengthening Food Banks in Europe by providing training, sharing best practices and knowledge, establishing partnerships; and fostering the creation and development of new Food Banks. FEBA brings together a network of Food Banks which are committed to prevent food waste and to reduce food insecurity.

In 2021, the 341 Food Banks belonging to our membership redistributed 907,280 tonnes of food to 45,810 charitable organisations providing food assistance to 11.8 million most deprived people thanks to the professionalism of 39,781 co-workers (83% 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 EU Fruits and Vegetables withdrawal scheme, as well as from individual and corporate food collections.