The concept of food banking began from John Van Hengel in 1967 in the U.S.A and from then on, the first Food Bank was established in France in 1984. The main purpose was to support vulnerable social groups by providing them with good quality food that cannot be absorbed by the market.
Soon, there is a second Food Bank established in Brussels and in 1986 the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) was developed. By 1994, Food Banks were established in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Poland with Greece joining the network as an equal partner in 1995.
By promoting food banking we have a vision for each person in Europe to have access to a sufficient and balanced diet.
We contribute to reducing hunger, contribute to environmental protection and promote solidarity.