Ádám Bölcs - founder, board member, vice president

Ádám Bölcs

founder, board member, vice president

The knowledge that hundreds of thousands people recieve food rescued by the Foodbank gives me lots of energy.
We were sure that we were starting something serious when we founded Hungarian Foodbank, but we didn’t expect such a fast and great developement. Thanks for the well-organized team, the dedicated volunteers and the generous donors.

Balázs Cseh - founder, board member, president

Balázs Cseh

founder, board member, president

We decided to establish this Food Bank because Hungary had not had a food bank before although there had been strong demand for it. Fortunately, it seems to be working very well.

I work here in the biggest part of my free time and still find it hard to believe how much satisfaction and motivation one can get from working as a volunteer in an excellent team.
Peter Horn - founder, board member, vice president

Peter Horn

founder, board member, vice president

I am really proud to be a part of this fantastic, value-adding initiative. With our joint efforts we can offer help for many people. The faith and commitment of the team behind Food Bank is the guarantee that we can help even more people in the future and this  great feeling means to me very much!

Antal Molnár - founder, board member, vice president

Antal Molnár

founder, board member, vice president

The reason why I like Food Bank is that it gives me the chance to use my networks effectively for a good cause. It really motivates me if I can participate in creating something new. Such opportunity rarely happens in life.
Peter Kramer  - founder, board member, vice president

Peter Kramer

founder, board member, vice president

I always thought it was important to help others and care for others not just myself. I am really happy to meet new people through the Food Bank and feel good about being able to give some help to others.


Éva Bérces - development director

Éva Bérces

development director

I worked with the Food Bank at a retailer partner for 10 years. There was a period when I spent more time with colleagues here than with my own team. For years, I felt like an honorary member of the Food Bank, so after spending 20 years at a multinational company, it seemed almost natural to continue saving food here. I am glad that I can get to know the other side of this profession much more deeply, and I can do all this in a good team.

Henriett Hajnal - Development director

Henriett Hajnal

Development director

During my job searching I was looking for a job at a positive company, where our work is based on compassion and love, where I work for a good purpose. With God’s blessing I have found it. Here at Food Bank, we work to provide even better, more to the needy, by working together in a very good team.

András Nagygyörgy - external relations director

András Nagygyörgy

external relations director

Even in the earlier stages of my professional career, I always dealt with charitable programs, I worked for NGOs supporting people living with disabilities and kids with serious illnesses. At the Hungarian Food Bank Association I would like to involve individuals and companies to join us, partner with us and donate to our goals: we can only succeed together in reducing food waste and fighting hunger.

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.” William Butler Yeats

Péter Szabó - development director

Péter Szabó

development director

Joining the Food Bank was a 3 in 1 decision for me. I can fight against waste, help people in need and be part of a very dedicated team. My goal is to add a few pieces to the development of the current operation, so that the organization can help on an even wider scale. After all, these pieces are among the most valuable if we look at the results of our own lives. 

Szilvia Szabó - managing director

Szilvia Szabó

managing director

I searched for a good case which I could stand by as a volunteer. I chose Hungarian Food Bank, because their goals were smypathic, and they operate serious systems in order of transparency and equailty. After 1,5 years I got the chance to be the part of the organization as a managing director.  It's an exciting challenge to integrate and review my experience from for profit sector in the non-profit world.

Katalin Újhelyi - Development director (on maternity leave)

Katalin Újhelyi

Development director (on maternity leave)

I feel privileged to work at Food Bank – for such a good cause with such great people.

Staff and volunteer management team

János Bajdik - project manager

János Bajdik

project manager

Working together with dedicated professionals who support the needy on a daily basis is very motivating and is a special experience for me. Surpluses in the Food Bank's network truly go to those who need them the most. It is an uplifting feeling that I myself can also contribute to this as a member of this team.

Zsuzsanna Bata - project manager

Zsuzsanna Bata

project manager

You always fight to live just a bit higher standard. You achieve that you have a place to sleep, something to wear and to eat. You are looking for the next goal to live just a bit higher standard. You look around. The question is, what you do notice? The neighbor who has one more room, classier clothes and one bigger refrigerator. Or the pensioner who lives at the end of the street, and at the end of the month he can't even make ends meet. You need another goal to live better. The question is what gives you this feeling. If you get one more or if you give one more. The choice is yours.

Zsuzsa Csukás - project manager volunteer

Zsuzsa Csukás

project manager volunteer

I like to work in teams and invent new things. My current favourite bonmot is from the famous presentation of Simon Sinek: “'I have a dream', not 'I have a plan'”. If I believe in my business it takes me further than if I'm just just looking at it as a business plan…
Balázs Fehér - office manager

Balázs Fehér

office manager

In the recent years I've tried myself in many areas in the world of work, but now I really feel like I'm in the right place. 

I am pleased to be able to use my years of administrative and IT experience together with a dedicated team for a good cause.

Erzsébet Forika - project manager

Erzsébet Forika

project manager

What I like best is that I can utilise all my skills here: I can face diverse tasks every day, I have the opportunity to solve situations independently and creatively and to build valuable relationships. Perhaps the most beautiful thing is that I can assist volunteers at charity cookouts, who join us to help people in need. I feel like I belong!

Tibor Halmai - logistics coordinator

Tibor Halmai

logistics coordinator

The best part of this job is that I have the opportunity to help others and I also collect a lot of useful experience. And the greatest reward we get is the smile on the faces of the people and the hope in their eyes when they realise that they are not alone and there are people who want to help them. My motivation is to get the most and the best of what we have.
Eszter Horváth-Halmai - corporate fundraising leader

Eszter Horváth-Halmai

corporate fundraising leader

I wanted to work for a good cause that touches me all the way, mobilizes all the resources in me, and I can use my experience so far. This is the mission of the Food Bank. Seeing the direct value-creating results of the work is very motivating.

Tamás Iharosi - project manager

Tamás Iharosi

project manager

I am Tamás, a recidivist food saver. For a long time I tried to limit this passion of mine to a weekend activity, on Saturdays I cooked for the needy with my friends, but I had to admit that I can’t deny myself. At the Food Bank, I no longer have to hold back my momentum, I can work with people who think and feel like me. I got part of a well-functioning support system, I can always be on the move, which is good for me and good for another 250,000 needy people.

Edina Nagy - Donation coordinator

Edina Nagy

Donation coordinator

I am delighted to be part of a team whose main goal is to reduce food waste and thus protect our environment, our Earth.

As a donation coordinator, I will do my best to assist in this process.

Zsófia Schwikker - project manager

Zsófia Schwikker

project manager

Food is nurturing and connecting people as well. Food rescue is an old hobby of mine, and I am happy to use my project manager skills to support this good cause.

Veronika Szecsődi - founder, corporate contact person

Veronika Szecsődi

founder, corporate contact person

Those who get more must give back more to people who have no access to these opportunities. 

Orsolya Tánczos - event manager

Orsolya Tánczos

event manager

I wanted to work with sustainable catering and food saving. I found this in the Kicherity project of the Food Bank. I am happy that I can deal with things that fulfil me and my work contributes to the work of the association.

Jonatán Tiliczki - project manager

Jonatán Tiliczki

project manager

I deal with food rescue and distribution for a long time as a kind of hobby, thus it was a pleasure when I had the opportunity to work with the Hungarian Food Bank. I am glad to know the Hungarian non-profit organizations in profoundly and work with them everyday.


Ágnes Tóth - financial assistant

Ágnes Tóth

financial assistant

I worked for various multinational firms, but there came a point in my career when I no longer wanted to just deal with meaningless numbers every day – I wanted my work to have value and real meaning. I could fully resonate with the mission of the Food Bank, especially since my children were born: I want a livable world for them. In addition, I became a member of a supportive host team here. I found everything I was looking for.

Supervisory Board

Krisztina Csáki - finance, controlling

Krisztina Csáki

finance, controlling

We have a committed and professional team working to save as much food from going to waste as possible and to give it those who most need it.
dr. József Antal - Chairman of the Supervisory Board

dr. József Antal

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Food waste is just one of the many stupidities of humanity, and at least something can be done about it. I find it motivating that the activities of the Food Bank are both aimed at contributing to sustainable development and helping families in need. Specific help for specific problems.

Judit Makray - project manager volunteer

Judit Makray

project manager volunteer

I decided to join the Food Bank because I could strongly relate to its basic idea of distributing surplus food to deprived people that makes it different from other NGOs that collect and distribute donations. Apart from having a good cause, it is also very important for me to contribute to our success by doing things that suit me and working in an inspiring team that help me enjoy my job. We successfully create value and we enjoy doing it and I feel proud to be part of it.

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