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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.

OUR IMPACT

 

FY2021 has demonstrated that there is no question: Food banks are indispensable in the fight against hunger, and they do so with agility and innovation.

Our new annual report highlights 15 innovative ways GFN and member food banks are making hunger relief efforts more effective, efficient, and inclusive, and celebrates some of GFN’s key achievements of the past year, including:

  • Supporting food banks in 44 countries.
  • Serving over 40 million people.
  • Distributing 882 million kilograms of food and grocery product, an equivalent of 2.4 billion meals.
  • Strengthening over 59,000 partner community service organizations.
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COVID-19 IMPACT Reports


Collaborative innovation across our Network has boosted relief and recovery efforts amid the pandemic. Learn more about our COVID-19 response in our latest 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
  • A Look Back at GFN’s Strategic Plan (Part IV): Partnering to Address Root Causes

    This piece is part of a series that examines the impact of our current strategic plan over the last three years. Read Part I: Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times, Part II: Expanding Food Relief, and Part III: Strengthening Food Banks. Food banks exist to both alleviate hunger and reduce food loss and waste in the communities... The post A Look Back at GFN’s Strategic Plan (Part IV): Partnering to Address Root Causes appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • GFN and Harvard Partner to Improve Global Food Donation Policies

    In 2019, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) partnered to create The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas, the first collaborative research project to examine the state of worldwide food donation laws and policies. The rationale for this project was simple: food banks offer a unique... The post GFN and Harvard Partner to Improve Global Food Donation Policies appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • A Look Back at GFN’s Strategic Plan (Part III): Strengthening Food Banks

      This piece is part of a series that examines the impact of our current strategic plan over the last three years. Read Part I: Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times and Part II: Expanding Food Relief. One of the primary reasons The Global FoodBanking Network exists is to advance and unite food banks so they... The post A Look Back at GFN’s Strategic Plan (Part III): Strengthening Food Banks appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Cultivating Partnerships to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

    Food banks are known for providing a unique green solution to hunger and food insecurity. They simultaneously reduce unnecessary food loss and waste by recovering perfectly edible food and grocery products and then redirecting them to people facing hunger. However, food banks can’t do this alone. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and member food banks... The post Cultivating Partnerships to Reduce Food Loss and Waste appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Good Food Farms Promote Food Security and Sustainability in the Philippines

    Good Food Farm Magdalena is an abundant landscape with fields of sitaw pole beans, upo bottle gourds, and calabasa winter squash, free-roaming chickens and grazing cows, and the foundations of a greenhouse. This is the third farm Rise Against Hunger Philippines (RAHP) has created under the Good Food Farms name since 2020, and all three... The post Good Food Farms Promote Food Security and Sustainability in the Philippines 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

70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
USA

© 2022 The Global FoodBanking Network

70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
USA

© 2022 The Global FoodBanking Network