The Federation of European Food Banks has transferred more than €7 million in aid to Ukraine

Published May 21, 2024

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The Federation of European Food Banks (FEBA) has provided over 7 million euros in financial aid to Ukrainians for humanitarian missions in response to the large-scale invasion. The majority of the funding was used for the purchase of food due to internal redistribution issues in Ukraine. FEBA's president, Jacques Vandenshryk, has urged the Ukrainian government to change laws to facilitate food donation and reduce food waste.
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During the large-scale invasion, the Federation of European Food Banks (FEBA) transferred financial aid to Ukrainians for humanitarian missions in the amount of more than 7 million euros. President of the European Food Banks Federation, Jacques Vandenshryk, said this at the Ukrinform press center during the "Food Donor Day: Results and Prospects" conference. "In connection with the Russian attacks, our organization for the first time in 40 years of work was faced with the provision of assistance of such a scale. Namely, the financial assistance that was redirected to the Ukrainian Food Bank amounts to more than 7 million euros," said Jacques Vandenshryk. According to him, in peacetime, food banks function at the expense of donations from large supermarkets and other food producers, as well as minimizing food waste. However, due to the war, the situation in Ukraine is fundamentally different. "Ukraine, in addition to food donations themselves, with which there is also a problem, ...
Source: Agravery
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