Food banks around the world
The first food bank was founded in the United Sates in 1966. Nowadays food banks that help millions of deprived persons are found in many countries around the world from America through Australia to Western Europe.
The European Federation of Food Banks brings together 388 food banks from 24 countries that deliver more than 4 100 000 tons of food daily to 44 700 charitable organisations that distribute food donations to nearly 8,1 million people in need.
Following 8 months of temporary membership, the Hungarian Food Bank Association was awarded full-fledged membership in the European Federation of Food Banks in May 2006.