Food donations for the Balingen food bank 2023

Current status of our regional trainee social project

The demand for food banks is higher than ever. The SÜLZLE Group’s regional trainee social project is therefore supporting the food bank in Balingen. And not just once, but for 15 months in 2023/2024 for a total value of €15,000. Currently, food donations worth €12,000 have already been delivered.

Under the motto “Filling plates together”, the first food donation was delivered to the food bank on 24 February 2023. On 28 February 2023, the Tafel team was then actively supported by our trainees for the first time with on-site sales.

In the period from February to December 2023, our trainees were on site on a total of 12 dates to actively support the local team. Among other things, they were busy helping with the distribution of baked goods: whether packing bread, croissants and rolls, calculating prices or handing them out to people in need – our trainees were fully committed. It was a great experience to get to know a different perspective and support people in need at the same time.

In the meantime, a total of 12 food donations had reached the food bank, helping many people in need.

About the “Tafel”

The Tafel is a non-profit organisation that has set itself the task of collecting surplus food and selling it to people in need at a reasonable price. The Balinger Tafel is run by the Protestant parish of Balingen, which cooperates with the Catholic Heilig-Geist-Kirche and the Förderverein. and its volunteer team endeavour to strike a balance between surplus and shortage. They collect good quality food that would otherwise end up in the bin and distribute it to socially and economically disadvantaged people for a symbolic amount.

The food bank has to finance itself exclusively from donations. It is a constant challenge for the helpers in the food bank to distribute the dwindling donations from commercial and private donors to more and more people in need.