Food Bank Albania is the first food bank of Albania, operating now from three years. Our network of more than 30 NGO’s allows the food bank to distribute helping donations of food in remote areas of the country within a few days, which is possible by good local partnerships with NGO’s operating in the respective areas. We rely on food and money donations and we make sure that the most deprived and marginalised people of society are the beneficiaries. Our operations include food drives at supermarkets and institutions, an educational schools programme, the seeds project – a project that reaches rural farmers of Albania, a special winter project and a child sponsorship programme. We have distributed more than 50 tons of food since the beginning of operations with yearly growth.
F.B. Albania is part of FEBA – The European Federation of Food Banks and is regularly maintaining best practices trying to set an example how and why food banking is important in Albania. One of the main challenges is lack of legal infrastructure and adequate laws that encourage local businesses to donate substantial amounts of food to the food bank. For this, we are partnering with other main NGOs in the country to seek changes to the local tax authorities.