Stories of Impact


Energized AMBA Meeting Sets Stage for Continued Food Banking Growth in Mexico

Asociación Mexicana de Bancos de Alimentos, A.C. (AMBA) is a national network of more than 60 food banks located throughout Mexico. See how continued support from The Global FoodBanking Network, new leadership, and a recent annual meeting of food banks from across the country are helping energize the network and expand food banking efforts to feed more people in Mexico. Learn More >>

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Food Waste: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Humanitarian Solution

GFN is spreading the word about the enormity of the world's food waste issue and how food banking can turn this environmental problem into a humanitarian solution to fight hunger. From Egypt to Bulgaria, Hong Kong to Israel, the UK to Argentina and beyond we show you how food banks are finding creative and entrepreneurial solutions to reduce waste and get more food to more people. Learn More >>

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From Radical to Reality:
The Bulgarian Food Bank Creates Positive Change

The path to food bank development in Bulgaria was anything but easy. The obstacles were many and, in the beginning, the believers were few. But seven years in the making, The Bulgarian Food Bank (BFB) has gone from a radical idea to a society-changing reality. Maya Kalcheva, BFB Executive Director, and Chris Rebstock, GFN Senior Vice President of Network Development reflect on the food bank's development, share example's of innovative food rescue efforts, and look to the future. Learn More >>

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Egyptian Food Bank Makes Significant Advancements in Alleviating Hunger

The Egyptian Food Bank (EFB) is working aggressively toward achieving the goal of creating An Egypt Free from Hunger by 2020 - it's part challenge, part inspiration, and part dedication. EFB also works to fight hunger throughout the Middle East and North Africa region and Pakistan. With EFB support, new food banks began operations this year in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and several more in the region are currently in development. Read Learn >>


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Focus on Child Hunger and Malnutrition
Expanding the BackPack Program

As a global network, GFN is working hard to identify innovative programs and develop models to share across borders, allowing food banks to reach more children and families. The BackPack Program is one of those solutions and a demonstration of a global community working together to create better responses to hunger. We're excited to report on the second year of the program in Mexico - now operating in Mexico City and Culicán - and the planning of a new pilot program in Japan.  Learn More >>
Jeff Klein at La Plata Food Bank


Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos
8 years, 17 food banks, and 90 million meals

GFN President and CEO Jeff Klein traveled to Argentina to attend and speak at the 8th National Conference of Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos. After eight years of development and growth, we take a look at what makes the national network made up of 17 food banks such a vital resource in providing nutritious food to the hungry and how working together in a network structure increases impact. Learn More >>

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