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88 000 tons of safe and quality food redistributed to 8 035 charitable organizations in 2017

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Italy
City: 
Milan

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes

Scope:

Start/End date: 
01/1989
Ongoing: 
Yes

Type of funding:

Banco Alimentare

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Description: 

With the help of a network of 21 Food Banks across the country, FBAO (Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus) recovers surplus food (fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, canned and packed food, dairy products, bakery, drinks and prepared meals) from all the stages of the food supply chain (farmers, wholesale markets, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food service) and redistribute it to charitable organizations that assist people in need.

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Main results: 

In 2017 the Italian Food Banks redistributed 88,000 tons of safe and quality food to 8,035 charitable organizations that help over 1,5 million poor every year.