Save food. Protect the climate. Help people.

On the one hand, there is excellent food that is no longer needed in the industry and should be destroyed. On the other hand, there are many families, elderly people, single mothers and fathers as well as refugees in our city who are in existential need.

The food bank “Tafel Koblenz” is trying to fill this gap. It is an association where more than 230 people work voluntarily to collect and distribute wasted food. Currently, the Tafel Koblenz helps 2500 people to improve their financial situation and therefore their quality of life.

In response to the Ukrainian refugee movement, the Tafel is offering additional dates for distribution.

They are listed here.


Every social movement needs a new motor from time to time. On Monday, February 13, 2023, the Koblenzer Tafel team was delighted to be able to use a new Sprinter with a refrigerated body. “We are delighted with the new refrigerated van. That’s a good start to the new year, because we had to wait a long time for new vehicles due to the pandemic and the difficult situation on the market,” says Rainer Bach, who is responsible for the vehicle fleet and logistics the board. The vehicle was financed primarily with donations.



1. The new refrigerated vehicle of the Koblenz food distribution.
2. Key handover to a team of collectors (from left Gisbert Lux, Eberhardt Ehmer, Friedbert Bollinger, Norbert Bildhauer, Rainer Bach)



You are in need and would like to receive food from us? Then you’ll find everything you need to know here.


You would like to support us – no matter with a donation or by helping out? Then this way.


You would like to know more about our members or the association? Then you’re here at the right place.

We can only distribute goods that have been given by donors, most of whom are grocery stores. Our food includes still durable products that are no longer sold because the best before date (“Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum”) is too short, because they have minor damage or because they no longer fit into the season.

In addition to the food bank, we run a platform to combat child poverty in the city. Under the name of the “Hidden Angels” (“Versteckte Engel”), we also provide clothing, hygiene articles and money for school trips, among other things.