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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 900 million people now face chronic hunger due to COVID-19. 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% 365M 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
  • Food banks provided an estimated 1.4 billion meals in 2019

    Dear Partner – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) circulates an annual assessment to our member food banks so that we can gather comprehensive information about service delivery, operations and programs. This year’s Network Activity Report rolled out about the same time that COVID-19 did, and given that our food banks rapidly entered disaster response mode,... The post Food banks provided an estimated 1.4 billion meals in 2019 appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Pre-COVID, GFN’s Community of Food Banks Served 16.9 Million People Facing Hunger

    Organization expands support to 14 new countries, including those in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Chicago, IL (June 30, 2020) – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), a nonprofit with a mission to help nourish the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks, announced today that its member food banks served an estimated 16.9 million... The post Pre-COVID, GFN’s Community of Food Banks Served 16.9 Million People Facing Hunger appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • GFN and the Inter-American Development Bank Join Forces to Combat Food Waste and Food Insecurity

    At the end of May, the U.N.’s World Food Programme announced that about 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to COVID-19. The region’s economy is expected to contract by 5.3 percent. Pre-COVID, many countries suffered from significant unemployment and poverty rates; amid COVID, unemployment... The post GFN and the Inter-American Development Bank Join Forces to Combat Food Waste and Food Insecurity appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Partnering to support food banks in Latin America during COVID-19

    Dear partner – At the end of May, the U.N.’s World Food Programme announced that about 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to COVID-19. The region’s economy is expected to contract by 5.3%. Pre-COVID, many countries suffered from significant unemployment and poverty rates; amid... The post Partnering to support food banks in Latin America during COVID-19 appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Food banks adapt to the new normal under COVID-19

    Dear Partner – Food banks across our network have had to adapt their models for food collection and distribution, as many of the direct lines to communities have been shut-down due to COVID-19. According to a recent survey of 47 food banks in our network, 94 percent are reporting an urgent need for food, while... The post Food banks adapt to the new normal under COVID-19 appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • New Research Provides a Road Map to Fight Hunger and Climate Change through Increased Food Donation

    The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Identifies Key Barriers and Policy Actions to Reduce Food Waste Boston (June 10, 2020)— Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a first-of-its-kind interactive resource to inspire long-term policy solutions to food waste, hunger, and climate change: The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas. In... The post New Research Provides a Road Map to Fight Hunger and Climate Change through Increased Food Donation appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • An update from the field: “The food bankers empower me”

    “The food bankers empower me to keep my drive, to do what I’m doing for them. They’re the ones on the ground – distributing food in informal settlements, seeing people literally stuck in their homes without any income or food. I really feel for them; I think about them every day when I’m sitting in... The post An update from the field: “The food bankers empower me” appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Q&A: Rise Against Hunger Philippines Responds to a Never Seen Before Crisis

    Rise Against Hunger Philippines’ mission is to end hunger by providing food and life-saving aid to the most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. The organization, which was established following an emergency relief response to Typhoon Yolanda, is no stranger to crisis. It provides hunger relief to Filipinos affected... The post Q&A: Rise Against Hunger Philippines Responds to a Never Seen Before Crisis appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Food banks prepare as South America becomes COVID-19 Hotspot

    This past Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that South America is now the “new epicenter” for the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil has the highest number of cases, and both Brazil and Mexico reported record numbers of infections and deaths almost daily last week. About 39 million Brazilians work in the informal economy, which has... The post Food banks prepare as South America becomes COVID-19 Hotspot appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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  • Higher food prices mean higher demand at food banks

    Dear Partner – As lockdowns loosen, the economic devastation caused by COVID-19 remains. In many places, people are now paying significantly more for food due to supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. This trend, compounded by the steep rise in unemployment worldwide, is making it more difficult for many families to put food on the table.... The post Higher food prices mean higher demand at food banks appeared first on The Global FoodBanking Network.

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OUR LEAD PARTNERS

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PARTNER WITH US

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