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Food Bank in Hungary

Who we are

Mission:

We're searching surplus food to pass it for the needy.

Vision:

We achieve, that the players of the food chain -with or without the Food Bank- offer the surplus food for the needy instead of eliminating it. 

The Hungarian Food Bank Association is a non-profit
organization that works to make a link between surplus food and people in need in Hungary in order to help reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

The Hungarian Food Bank Association started its work in September 2005, and became a full-fledged member of the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) in 2006.

What we do

Since our foundation:

  • we distributed 42 300 tons of food worth over 67,4 million $ (20,3 billion HUF)
  • to more than 340 000 people in need
  • in partnership with almost 325 non-governmental organizations and municipalities 

With the help of our volunteers

  • we find and collect surplus food about to be discarded in retail stores, factories and process plants
  • we donate these products to specialist charities and local institutions

Our core activities include:

  • non-profit wholesale
  • express distribution of surplus food from supermarkets 

We do not offer direct donations to individuals, only to local organizations.

 
Our results

In 2016 the Hungarian Food Bank Association delivered almost 5000 tons of food donations in Hungary,  to more than 340,000 people, including the result of our Christmas collect (228 tons) and our Food Avalanche project (130 tons), which helped 5000 people.

One of our key principles is that we receive and provide food free of charge. Our other important principle is political, religious and ideological independence.

What we offer

to charities:

  • we support them with food donations for free of charge, helping their acitivites and budget,
  • we are more effective to save food from the manufacturers in the name of more charities,
  • we help them in the logistics: storage, transfer of food donation 

to food manufacturers:

  • we help them with food saving, logistics, and sharing the saved food to the charities
  • giving the food surplus to the food bank the companies don't have to spend money on storage, transfer and food destruction
  • tax benefits
  • we garantee the appropriate storage and transfer circumstances of saved food
  • PR goals for the companies 

Our results in numbers

Since our foundation we distributed 42 300 tons of food to charites. We reached  more than 340 000 people in need with the partnership of 325 non-governmental organizations and municipalities. The value of the saved and distributed food was 67,4 million $ (20,3 billion HUF).

 
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Testimonials
István Fodor
Arany János Children’s Home - Director
’Seek always to do some good, somewhere... Even if it's a little thing, do something for those that need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it’ - that's what the Hungarian Food Bank Association does day by day in a completely unselfish manner.