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Hunger Relief Now. Resilience Tomorrow.

The effects of the conflict in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to supply chains disruptions and food price spikes that disproportionately impact individuals and families with lower incomes. In this context, food banks are needed now as much as any time in recent memory—they step up to meet increased need for food relief when communities are faced with unimaginably difficult situations.

The Global FoodBanking Network is the world’s most geographically diverse food bank network, active in more than 40 countries and thousands of communities. Our work helps food banks build stronger, more resilient food systems—before, during, and after crisis situations.

OUR IMPACT

 

Food banks continue to demonstrate that they are indispensable community assets that alleviate hunger and contribute to more resiliency, and they do so with agility and innovation.

Our newest impact report highlights how food banks met rising demand for services in the midst of the second year of the pandemic, further supply chain disruptions, high food prices, and political instability and conflict.

In 2021, GFN member food banks efficiently and effectively met increased hunger needs in 44 countries by:

  • Serving over 39 million people, a 128 percent increase over pre-COVID levels
    • Including 13.4 million children, ages 0-17
  • Distributing an average of 57 percent more food (per food bank) over 2020
  • Strengthening over 59,000 partner community service organizations.
IMPACT REPORT

 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, GFN member food banks are serving nearly 450,000 more people than prior to COVID-19. GFN provides operational and grant support to help food banks meet increased demand and expand their reach to new populations.

EMPOWER
LEADERS WHERE RELIEF
IS NEEDED

EMPOWER

In the face of rising hunger needs, 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 are disproportionately affected by food crises and economic turmoil. Through targeted grant funding, specialized guidance, and technical support, GFN is helping food banks meet the needs of children in vulnerable situations.

ACCELERATE
RESILIENCE THROUGH
NUTRITIOUS FOOD

ACCELERATE

COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine have 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 farmers and regional and global companies.

food banks in action


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NEWSFEED
  • 5 Ways Businesses Can Partner with Food Banks

    Alleviating hunger is a daunting, complex task that is only possible through creative, committed partnerships. When businesses partner with food banks, they support community-led solutions that alleviate hunger and reduce food loss and waste while working toward company objectives. Why are food banks such agile business partners? Because they work at the intersection of food... The post 5 Ways Businesses Can Partner with Food Banks appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Explainer: The Global Cost-of-Living Crisis 

    The cost of food, fuel, and fertilizer are rising rapidly across the globe due to a series of disastrous, interrelated issues. Officials from the United Nations are calling the confluence of events a “perfect storm” and “the greatest cost-of-living crisis in a generation.” Earlier this year, food prices hit record levels, the highest seen since... The post Explainer: The Global Cost-of-Living Crisis  appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Can We Prevent Another Food Crisis? A Q&A with Dr. Máximo Torero

    According to the United Nations, we’re moving into a cost-of-living crisis unlike anything seen in a generation. One large component of that crisis is skyrocketing food prices. In March, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index hit a record high, retreating only slightly in April and May. However, world food prices remained very... The post Can We Prevent Another Food Crisis? A Q&A with Dr. Máximo Torero appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Harvard Research Addresses Food Waste, Hunger, and Climate Change Crisis in Australia

    The Global FoodBanking Network and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic identify policy recommendations designed to decrease food waste, support food donation, and combat climate change in Australia. A new analysis of food donation laws and policies in Australia was released today by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The... The post Harvard Research Addresses Food Waste, Hunger, and Climate Change Crisis in Australia appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • 3 Ways Food Banks Prioritize Nutrition and Expand Food Choices

    Food banks around the world focus on providing healthy diets, autonomy over food choices, and nutrition education as they alleviate food insecurity. A nutritious diet lays the foundation for a healthy and productive life. Unfortunately, for many people around the world, healthy food is out of reach—and the lingering effects of the pandemic and rising... The post 3 Ways Food Banks Prioritize Nutrition and Expand Food Choices 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

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