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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 I): Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times

    Just over two years ago, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) launched an ambitious strategic plan to support the expansion of food banking service to 50 million people facing hunger by 2030. But just six months after the launch of the strategic plan, the environment And yet, while the pandemic made existing problems even more acute, our newly... The post A Look Back at GFN’s Strategic Plan (Part I): Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • How GFN Helps Local Leaders Launch Food Banks: Q&A with Chris Rebstock

    During the last 15 years, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) has supported the launch of food banks in approximately 20 countries. This year, we started a unique program to continue that critical work with an even sharper focus. Chris Rebstock, GFN director of field services, explains how the New Food Bank Development Program helps visionary... The post How GFN Helps Local Leaders Launch Food Banks: Q&A with Chris Rebstock appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • 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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PARTNER WITH US

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