ThanksGiver thanks you for your cooperation

The Schweizer Tafel distributes perfectly good surplus food to social institutions such as homeless shelters, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other relief organisations.


Over 4000 tonnes worth 27 million Swiss francs every year - or around 16 tonnes every day.


Birsfelden Gemeinde work to ensure Birsfelden is an attractive community for everyone to live in. They have been instrumental in helping ThanksGiver to fundraise and make a positive impact on the lives of the local community.


UBS Helpetica - the central platform for volunteering in Switzerland:

This is where people meet who have an idea for a project that will have a lasting impact on the community. And this is where people meet who want to get involved in such a project.

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SapoCycle is a non-profit organisation that collects used soaps from hotels and turns them into life-saving products. The soaps are recycled by people with disabilities and then distributed to improve the hygienic conditions of families in need.

The VSP offers people with a mental or psychosocial impairment a day structure and space to live & work.


Hummigrant is a small organisation promoting diverse sustainable projects in various sectors, using frameworks such as the UN SDGs to detail projects through showcasing local and international start-ups, organisations and charities. They are developing a crowdfunding platform allowing users to form more equitable and sustainable choices.

Ricoh supports digital workplaces with innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has driven innovation and established itself as a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing services, digital cameras and industrial systems.


PKZ is a fashion company specialising in clothing for men and women.

Your Nature Anew offers forest and nature therapy experiences that are inspired by the Japanese practice Shinrin-Yoku, 'forest-bathing'. It is a research-based approach to support health, wellness and increased life-quality through spending time in forests and other natural environments.

Boutique Theatre Basel is a company committed to bringing quality theatrical pieces to life. Founded by expats, Boutique Theatre Basel values service and seeks to align the arts with philanthropic endeavors that are of value to the local community.

The Birsfelden Evangelical Church have kindly given ThanksGiver the use of their community hall to feed the local community.

They do a lot of other great charity work in the local area.

Food Angels is committed to tackling food waste. They collect excess or faulty foods from a variety of institutions and redistribute it to be used as food for animals and pets.


If you are interested in learning how your company can get involved with ThanksGiver, please contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you.


Michele Hostettler
Executive Board
Schweizer Tafel 

Laura Rosso
ThanksGiver Schweiz 

Martin Mettler Dispatching Manager
Basel region 


Sarah Fontana is a certified and registered Nutritional Therapist who offers nutrition consulting. Fontana Nutrition focuses on creating healthy, nutritious food that is sustainable and sourced from local suppliers, which supports the local community and is better for the environment.