FoodCloud Highlights from FEBA’s Annual Convention in Rome

FoodCloud were delighted to attend the European Food Bank Federation’s Annual Convention 2019 in Rome, where FoodCloud were honoured to formally become an official FEBA member.

Aoibheann O’Brien signing the FEBA Charter as FoodCloud become official members of the Network.

Iseult, Aoibheann, and Emma travelled to Rome along with more than 100 other European food bankers to take part in the three-day event. 

The first day of the convention, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters was themed Working Together to Achieve SDG 12.3 Concrete Actions Preventing Food Waste. The event’s focus was on how food banks could achieve the target of “halving per-capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses” by working together in the coming decade.

COO Emma Walsh spoke at the FAO conference about FoodCloud and our impact to date.


The second and third day of the convention focused on Connecting Global Impacts with Local Actions and was made up of working groups and plenary sessions. Emma hosted one of the working groups, which focused on the retail sector.

The convention finished up with attendees doing a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, and FoodCloud and other food banks attending a private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis.


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