English information

Despite still being perfectly edible, tons of food are destroyed in Germany every day. At the same time, there are millions of people in this country who do not have enough to eat. The Tafel are working on bridging this gap between excess on the one hand and lack on the other. They collect qualitatively good food that would otherwise land in the garbage and distribute it for free or a symbolic amount to socially and economically disadvantaged people. There are currently more than 940 Tafel in Germany. All of them are nonprofit organizations. The Tafel support more than 1.6 million people in need of food throughout the country – nearly one third of them are children and youth.

All the involved parties benefit from the Tafel idea: Grocers and producers take on social responsibility, and people in need receive much needed high quality groceries. Furthermore food waste is reduced, which protects the environment and valuable resources.

The Tafel are one of the largest volunteer based organizations in Germany. They are financed by donations and receive no public financing. Only food that is donated to the Tafel can be distributed to those in need; no food is purchased. Rent, transport and administrative costs of the Tafel are covered by private donations and the business community.

Without donations there can be no Tafel. Help us to help others.

Detailed information can be found in our image brochure (PDF file).

Ohne Spende keine Tafel.

Um regelmäßig über zwei Millionen Menschen mit Lebensmitteln unterstützen zu können, sind wir selbst auf Spenden angewiesen. Helfen auch Sie uns dabei, Menschen in Not zu helfen!

Auf den Teller statt in die Tonne.

Lebensmittel retten und Menschen helfen das ist die Aufgabe der Tafeln. Wir arbeiten seit über 20 Jahren mit Unternehmen zusammen, die ihre gesellschaftliche Verantwortung ernst nehmen und uns ihre Produkte spenden.

Jeder gibt, was er kann.

Die Tafeln suchen immer Unterstützung: als helfende Hand bei der Lebensmittelausgabe, als Fahrer, in der Organisation oder Verwaltung. Werden Sie Teil einer der größten sozialen Bewegungen unserer Zeit wir freuen uns auf Sie!