Our mission is to create a caring community and to stop food waste.
How can we do that? By sharing food resources.
We want to provide our clients with food that supports a healthy diet. Thus, your donations are absolutely vital to our goal to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious supply of food.
Key figures 2016
1,2 million people in the Netherlands live below the poverty line
135.000 people receive help from the Food Bank (voedselbank)
38 % is younger than 18 years of age
53 % is between 30 and 50 years of age
52 % is female and 48% is male
40% is single and 24% are families
30% are single parent families
1 in 8 kids in the Netherlands goes to school hungry
• To distribute food packages to those requiring assistance • To accept donations of food and monetary donations for our operating costs • To collect, inspect and store food for distribution in a safe way • To serve as a common point of contact for various segments of the Amsterdam community • In the development of our food hampers, we seek to provide our clients with food that supports a healthy diet • Work collaboratively with local governments, communities and the food industry to reduce food waste
We collect food packages for the Amsterdam Voedselbank. If you wish to participate, we provide you with a set of ‘vul-mij’ (‘fill me‘) boxes. These boxes are as big as a double shoebox. They are easily distributed and will be collected when filled with non-perishable food. If you have 10 boxes or more, our volunteer drivers will come to you to pick them up. A smaller number of boxes (less than 10) can be directly delivered to our Distribution Center.