Saxon “TAFEL” promote transnational food rescue

Saxon “TAFEL” promote transnational food rescue projects within the European Union

At the end of October, four members of the regional board “Tafel Sachsen e.V.” met with members of parliament and staff of the European Parliament in Strasbourg at the invitation of the Saxon MEP Hermann Winkler to discuss the theme “Food saving, helping people“.
These extremely constructive discussions focused on the development of the social level in the Eastern European member states, on the effective handling of the high-quality food and on the constructive contribution of the various panels to poverty alleviation in Germany and neighboring countries.  The main point of agreement was the attitude of the TAFELN towards political and economic positions in the context of a European social policy that focuses on the social needs of sections of the population of neighboring  European states.

This is particularly clear in the core political demands jointly developed with the umbrella organization “Tafel Deutschland e.V.”, which deal with educational and tax justice, the prevention of food waste, a fundamental rethinking of employment policy and the growing poverty of old age. That this is by no means a national problem was shown in the detailed discussion with the relevant MEPs from the neighboring countries Poland and the Czech Republic, for whom the idea of ​​the table is still a “tender little plant” that needs sustainable cultivation and care., generally welcomed this approach and suggested that initiatives and funding be discussed with his colleagues from the European People’s Party from Poland and the Czech Republic in the final legislative period.


The head of the state board “Tafel Sachsen e.V.” had his first talks with the head of the general consulate of the Czech Republic in Dresden. Marketa  Meissnerova, in order to establish contacts with the neighboring districts of the Czech Republic and to exchange experiences with the handling of this problem

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