FEBA (European Federation of Food Banks), FoodDrinkEurope and EuroCommerce launched a new guide to encourage and make it easier for food manufacturers and retailers to donate their food surpluses to food banks.
The new guidelines give practical and straightforward answers to questions that businesses wanting to donate food have, such as ‘Which surplus food can we donate?’, ‘Can I donate food that has passed its ‘best before’ date?, ‘Who can I donate to?’ or ‘Which info on my food donations do I need to document?'.
The joint guidelines contribute to the ongoing EU and global policy discussions on food waste prevention and stimulating the circular economy. They are also part of the initiating organisations’ strong commitment and ongoing efforts to supporting the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve food waste by 2030.