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Hunger Relief Now. Resilience Tomorrow.

COVID-19 has increased food insecurity to its highest levels in decades. Locally-led food banks around the world are effectively tackling hunger and strengthening communities through their leaderships, partnership capacity, and reach. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) represents a lynchpin in this crisis, helping frontline food banks respond to immediate needs while powering a community-driven response that builds resilience for the future.

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OUR IMPACT

 

GFN supports locally-led food banks in 40+ countries, the majority of which are based in resource-scarce communities. We offer expertise, resources, and connections that dramatically increase efficiency, assure safety, and catalyze scale—providing hunger relief now and building resilient communities tomorrow.

In response to the pandemic, GFN has:

  • Invested 20,580 hours of technical assistance and programming activity.
  • Distributed 2.4 billion meals.
  • Served 40 million people in 2020.
  • More than doubled the number of partnerships with multinational food
    companies—now with 68 partners for sourcing food and grocery products.
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IMPACT Reports


OUR APPROACH


SCALE
WHERE CAPACITY
IS STRONG

SCALE

On average, food banks are serving nearly 200,000 more people regularly than prior to COVID-19. GFN provides operational and grant support to help food banks scale to meet increased demand and expand their reach to new populations.

EMPOWER
LEADERS WHERE RELIEF
IS NEEDED

EMPOWER

In the face of severe hunger made worse by COVID-19, GFN empowers visionary leaders who have boldly stepped forward to initiate and scale food banks through investments in basic infrastructure, knowledge, and skill building.

PROTECT
CHILDREN IN
CRITICAL NEED

PROTECT

Children have been disproportionately affected by this global health and economic crisis. Through targeted grant funding, specialized guidance, and technical support, GFN is helping food banks meet the needs of children who are missing meals due to school closures.

ACCELERATE
RESILIENCE THROUGH
NUTRITIOUS FOOD

ACCELERATE

COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to the global food supply chain. GFN is securing the supply chain of nutritious food for families in need by expanding relationships with local food growers, and regional and global companies.

Stories from the frontline


NEWSFEED
  • Three Ways Food Producers & Suppliers Can Partner with Food Banks: The CGF Sustainability Podcast with Lisa Moon, GFN CEO & President

    Our food systems produce enough food for everyone, but nearly one-third of all food that is produced is lost or wasted—adding to global greenhouse gas emissions—while 1 in 4 people face food insecurity globally. In a new episode of The Consumer Good Forum’s Sustainability podcast, GFN CEO and President Lisa Moon shares how food banking can be... The post Three Ways Food Producers & Suppliers Can Partner with Food Banks: The CGF Sustainability Podcast with Lisa Moon, GFN CEO & President appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Latin American Food Banks Learn from Each Other Through Innovative Knowledge Networks

    In August, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) launched a pilot to give food bankers a platform to more easily collaborate and learn from each other. To accomplish this goal of peer-to-peer learning, the Knowledge Networks were established: virtual platforms for food bankers to share their expertise and experiences using online forums, webinars, and other activities.... The post Latin American Food Banks Learn from Each Other Through Innovative Knowledge Networks appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • The Global FoodBanking Network Appoints New Board Members

    The Global FoodBanking Network Appoints Fatma Samoura, Gonzalo Muñoz, Xavier Lazo Guerrero, and Kumiko Watanabe to Board of Directors Today, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) welcomes Fatma Samoura, Gonzalo Muñoz, Xavier Lazo Guerrero, and Kumiko Watanabe to its Board of Directors. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, the four new members will be essential in... The post The Global FoodBanking Network Appoints New Board Members appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Reaching Vulnerable Populations

    Fifteen years ago, The Global FoodBanking Network was created to ensure that people around the world have access to food. The mission was simple: launch, strengthen, and sustain a global network of local food banks to support communities when they need it most. This mission still guides us today. Innovate to Alleviate celebrates our 15th... The post Reaching Vulnerable Populations appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Integrating Nutrition Education 

    Fifteen years ago, The Global FoodBanking Network was created to ensure that people around the world have access to food. The mission was simple: launch, strengthen, and sustain a global network of local food banks to support communities when they need it most. This mission still guides us today. Innovate to Alleviate celebrates our 15th... The post Integrating Nutrition Education  appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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OUR LEAD PARTNERS

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PARTNER WITH US

Vicki Clarke, Ph.D., Vice President of Development
+1.312.757.2220 | vclarke@foodbanking.org