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.
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 19,000 hours of technical assistance and programming activity.
- Distributed 1.1 billion kilos of food.*
- Served 27.6 million people, up from 16.9 million during all of 2019.*
- More than doubled the number of partnerships with multinational food
companies—now with 68 partners for sourcing food and grocery products.
Stories from the frontline