We are involved with more than 900 local food banks in Germany and 15 other countries we operate in. At national level, we are the main sponsor of the food bank network Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e. V. We entered into this partnership ten years ago and extended it until 2020 in 2016, well before the current agreement expired. METRO is active at European level too, where we support the European Federation of Food Banks (Fédération Européenne des Banques Alimentaires, FEBA). When emergencies arise, METRO also acts on its responsibility. For instance, we provide donations in kind for the local population when natural disasters occur.