Our mission

Our mission is to create a caring community and to stop food waste.

How can we do that? By sharing food resources.

Our Challange

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

  • 30.500 households

  • 40% is single and 24% are families

  • 30% are single parent families

  • 1 in 8 kids in the Netherlands goes to school hungry

Our objectives

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.

More information can be found here

Our core values:

We only work with volunteers

We provide food that others have donated

We provide healthy food as much as possible

We provide only free food

We divide the food as fairly as possible

We are neutral and independent (‘citizens for citizens’)

We are transparent in our accountability