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.
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Statement Essener Tafel


Berlin, 02/02/2018

Statemant

For the current coverage of the Tafel Essen e.V., the Tafel Deutschland e.V.

New customers of the independent association SkF Essener Tafel e.V., who do not have a German passport, are recently listed on a waiting list for the distribution of goods. The reason for this is the last significant increase in the number of customers and the need to relax the resulting situation on the ground. Jochen Brühl, chairman of the umbrella organization Tafel Deutschland eV, explains: “The goal and task of all the boards is to distribute food to all those in need and to alleviate acute hardship.” Our need is based on need and not on origin then this is only due to situations that can not be handled differently by the local volunteers “. Jörg Sartor, Chairman of Tafel Essen eV, says: “We want to do justice to all the people who come to us, given the situation in the dispensaries, we had no other way of dealing with the challenge, and we hope the situation will soon move on improves that we no longer have a waiting list All previous customers of the Essen board are supported as usual with food “.
Brühl adds: “The fact that conditions in Germany are now so dramatic shows the enormous misconduct of politics in recent years, and we expect the new government to finally address the country’s most pressing issues and provide sustainable solutions for the acute ones It can not and must not be outsourced by the state “.



 

Logistics in year 2017


In 2017 logistics was once again able to handle large quantities of goods from large-  scale dispensers, picking and portioning them and passing them on to the boards in Saxony. In particular, the distribution of large donations from the field of frozen goods, dairy products, food and non-food goods of large retail chains and discounters, as well as special donations from Tchibo Germany, REWE Group and L´Oreal  Germany were within the focus of our work. We thank these companies and all others here for their great support.

Food donations amounting to 55 tons of regional producers were brought into the donations pool of the Association of Saxony by means of ware and passed on to the other institutions. Read more Logistics in year 2017

2018 first work meeting

 


2.02.2018 until 3.02.2018, the board of the Landesverband Saxony Tafeln e.V. invited its members to this year’s work-meeting  The focus of the event was the perspective orientation of the work with the Tafel in 2018. At the event in the nature park hotel “Haus Hubertus” in the spa town of Oybin (Zittau Mountains), the board of the national association advised about 50 representatives from 22 regional institutions on the implementation investment subsidies by the Free State towards the Saxon panel organizations. This part of the consultation was accompanied by speakers from the Saxon State Ministry of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Saxon Development Bank


10th Concert for “Tafeln”


Festive coffee for socially needy citizens in the Hilton Hotel at the Frauenkirche. After some 400 needy citizens in the Hilton Hotel had enjoyed a Christmas afternoon with Christmas pastries and various drinks, invited the board of the National Association of Saxon Tafeln to the 10th  Concert of the Dresden Philharmonic in the newly designed Palace of Culture. Approximately 1000 visitors, including many honorary helpers from social associations and associations, as well as supporters of the Saxon panels, were able to enjoy the concert of Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1 in G minor, op.13 “Winter Dreams.