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Hunger Relief Now. Resilience Tomorrow.
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COVID-19 is driving an increase in demand for food, pushing us toward a global hunger crisis. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) helps frontline food banks tackle this immediate need, while powering a community-driven response that builds resilience for the future.
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An estimated 2 billion people face food insecurity. GFN food banks are struggling to keep pace: A CRISIS LIKE NO OTHER FOR THOSE ALREADY AT RISK: 93% 100% report an urgent need for food report an increase in demand for emergency food 59% 346M are seeing a critical funding shortfall children are missing meals at school Lives and livelihoods are at risk. A CRISIS LIKE NO OTHER FOR THOSE ALREADY AT RISK: 50% of people globally do not
have access to social safety nets
Nearly half of all workers have
lost their jobs
Long-term economic consequences
remain unknown
OUR IMPACT

GFN supports locally led food banks in 40+ countries, the majority of which are based in resource-scarce communities. Your contribution equips these food banks with evidence-based solutions, capabilities, and funds that accelerate food assistance—providing hunger relief now and building resilient communities tomorrow.

SCALE
WHERE CAPACITY
IS STRONG

SCALE
WHERE CAPACITY IS STRONG

On average, food banks are serving nearly 100,000 more people regularly than prior to COVID-19. To sustain these efforts, GFN provides operational and grant support to supply more meals, open distribution sites in high-need areas and help reinforce agencies offering vital humanitarian services.

EMPOWER
LEADERS WHERE RELIEF
IS NEEDED

EMPOWER
LEADERS WHERE RELIEF IS NEEDED

In low-income countries facing severe hunger challenges, GFN partners with visionary leaders to build new community-based food banks by investing in basic infrastructure, cultivating knowledge and skill-building, and sharing and adapting solutions to complex challenges.

PROTECT
VULNERABLE
POPULATIONS: CHILDREN

PROTECT
VULNERABLE POPULATIONS:
CHILDREN

80% of GFN food banks report that COVID-19 has disrupted school-feeding programs putting millions of children—especially girls—at greater risk of hunger. GFN works with partners to meet the immediate hunger needs of children while schools are closed and expand school-feeding programs once schools reopen.

ACCELERATE
RESILIENCE THROUGH
NUTRITIOUS FOOD

ACCELERATE
RESILIENCE THROUGH NUTRITIOUS
FOOD

Hunger and malnutrition are already the number-one risk to health worldwide. COVID-19 will magnify this risk. GFN is strengthening supply chains by helping food banks source from small-scale local food growers, ensure a reliable stock of key staples, and redirect fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need.

STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE

NEWSFEED
  • Today is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste!

    Dear Partner –   Today, please join us in celebrating the first-ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), designated by the 74th United Nations General Assembly in 2019. Through IDAFLW, we recognize the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition.   In this COVID-19 world, with potentially 83 to... The post Today is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste! appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Food Banks Prevent 12 Billion Kilos of Greenhouse Gases from Entering Earth’s Atmosphere

    New Research Confirms Food Banks are a “Green” Solution to Hunger Chicago, IL (September 29, 2020) – Food banks in 70 countries mitigated an estimated 12.39 billion kg of greenhouse gases (CO2-eq) last year– the equivalent to nearly 2.7 million passenger vehicles driven in the U.S. –  by rescuing food that would have otherwise been... The post Food Banks Prevent 12 Billion Kilos of Greenhouse Gases from Entering Earth’s Atmosphere appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Food Banks Uniquely Positioned to Aid in the Fight Against Child Hunger

    The Global FoodBanking Network member food banks effectively serve school-age children while schools are in session as well as when schools remain closed due to COVID-19. Chicago, IL (September 16, 2020) – In many parts of the world, schools remain closed due to COVID-19.  An estimated 300 million children have been without school meals and... The post Food Banks Uniquely Positioned to Aid in the Fight Against Child Hunger appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • What we’re learning – results from GFN’s annual member survey

    Dear Partner – Feedback has always been important to GFN; it helps our organization continuously develop, strengthens trust and communication, and reinforces our culture. Recently, our team analyzed findings from our 2020 Membership Satisfaction Survey, an annual measurement of GFN services and strategic direction, completed anonymously by our network. The feedback that we glean from... The post What we’re learning – results from GFN’s annual member survey 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