At The Danish Food Bank, a non-profit organisation fighting food waste and food poverty in Denmark, surplus food is being collected and distributed for the benefit of socially vulnerable children and adults. Throughout the entire process, a high level of food safety and traceability is ensured with electronic registration of goods.
Hunger, food security and the fight against food waste are the top priorities of The Danish Food Bank, which in 2018 collected and handed over more than 1,000 tons of food for socially disadvantaged in Denmark. The Danish Food Bank cooperates with a large number of food companies that donate their surplus food to the Food Bank on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
The staff consists of 250 volunteers and 14 permanent employees, of whom 7 are working full-time. The volunteers drive on scheduled routes with food for social organizations, while the employees are responsible for day-to-day operation and distribution planning.