Among effects generated by the intense and prolonged financial, economic and labor crisis which has affected the economically advanced countries, we could also include on the one hand food poverty and on the other food losses and wastage that exist alongside the food system. The occurrence of Food Losses and Wastage assume different proportions in different regions of the world. According to FAO data, approximately 56% of Food Losses and Wastage occur in developed countries; the remaining 44% in developing countries. At the level of the final consumer in Europe we have a waste per capita of approximately 95-115 kg/year. What does it mean in terms of economic impact? From these data and questions, the present work describes the phenomenon of food poverty and solidarity networks, highlighting the role of AGEA and charitable institutions within the system of EU aid.
Keywords: Food poverty, food loose, food waste, third sector, solidarity networks, EU aid