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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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*Data collected by GFN in October 2020 from 43 food banks in the Network. THE CRISIS CONTINUES 84% 91% report changing methods of distribution to meet requests for emergency food report an increase in demand for emergency food 89% 59% are purchasing food to meet local needs are seeing a critical funding shortfall An estimated two billion people currently face food insecurity. Food banks served by GFN are working hard to keep pace:
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.

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
  • 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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  • Addressing Child Hunger

    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 Addressing Child Hunger appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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PARTNER WITH US

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