The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is ramping up its efforts to support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine, as part of its campaign #AllTogether4Ukraine.
FEBA said that all its members are 'mobilised' amid what is a continuously developing situation both in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Commitment Of FEBA Members
“We are impressed and profoundly moved by the commitment of our members and all those who are helping us.” said Jacques Vandenschrik, president of the European Food Banks Federation.
“However, we need more help. Food is needed in Ukraine and Moldova. We need non-perishable food, baby food, ready-to-eat food as well as water. We also need funds to deliver food and reinforce our logistics."
Food Bank In Ukraine
FEBA said that its Kyiv City Charity Foundation Food Bank in Ukraine is still operational, and is helping to assist local hospitals. In addition, it has developed two temporary redistribution centres in Chernivsti and Lviv, where Toidupank, FEBA member in Estonia, delivered 33 pallets of food.
In addition, Banca de Alimente in Moldova, Banca pentru Alimente in Romania and Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności in Poland are providing food to those that are forced to flee the country, as well as delivering food to Chernivsti and Lviv.
Under its #AllTogether4Ukraine campaign, which was launched on 1 March, the group has raised €1.8 million from corporations, foundations, organisations, FEBA Members, and private individuals.
It has called on businesses across Europe to lend their support to its initiative – click here for information on how to donate.