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April 08, 2022

Messe Berlin: 46 tonnes of fruit and vegetable for the Berliner Tafel food bank

250 volunteers collect produce at the close of the event.

46 tonnes of rescued fruit and vegetables were collected by the Berliner Tafel food bank on the Messe Berlin exhibition grounds at the end of FRUIT LOGISTICA. This leading trade fair for the global fruit trade took place on the exhibition grounds from 5 to 7 April 2022. The more than 2,000 exhibitors presented their products, services and technical solutions, including vast quantities of fruit and vegetables, in 20 halls.

“Sustainability has been a vital issue for us for quite some time”, explained Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin. “For more than 25 years FRUIT LOGISTICA has provided the framework for our collaboration with the food bank Berliner Tafel. We are delighted that this campaign enables us to make a contribution to Berlin and the urban community.”

The food that was collected was delivered by the participating relief agencies, the technical emergency organisation THW, the Fire Service and Red Cross to the Berliner Tafel sorting department at the Berlin Central Market, where it was reprocessed. For example, perishable fruit is used to make jam.

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Messe Berlin: 250 volunteers collected fruit and vegetables for charity.

About Messe Berlin
Berlin has been a trade fair location for 200 years, and one of the most important in the world for many decades. As the state-owned trade fair company, Messe Berlin makes a major contribution to the city’s position. It designs, markets and organizes hundreds of live events every year. Its broad portfolio includes the global brands and leading trade fairs IFA, InnoTrans, ITB, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the International Green Week, as well as major conferences and outstanding events, such as the Fan Mile at the Brandenburg Gate. With around 90 offices abroad, Messe Berlin markets its events in over 170 countries. Every year around 25,000 media representatives from all over the world are accredited to the events at the company's headquarters under the Radio Tower in Berlin alone. Messe Berlin strives to be an outstanding host to visitors at all of its events, to provide the best possible business impetus and to ensure fair conditions for everyone. This self-image is reflected in the company motto: Messe Berlin - Hosting the World. www.messe-berlin.de

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