The miracle of circular economy doesn’t happen without people and action on the ground and certainly, we recognise fully the very active commitment and work of Food Banks and your partners to make these miracles happen. Food Banks are certainly key partners in this transition to sustainable food systems.

Anne-Laure Gassin

Team Leader, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Anne-Laure Gassin joined the European Commission in 2013 where she is supporting the development of EU policy on food waste prevention as part of the Farm to Fork Strategy. She previously served from 2003 as Director of Communications at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) where she developed and implemented EFSA’s risk  communication strategy. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years with the Kellogg Company, where her last appointment was as European Director with the responsibility for nutrition communications, and scientific and regulatory affairs. She graduated from Harvard University in 1981, where she majored in biology, and was awarded a Masters in medical management and marketing in 1987 from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris.