Millions of people across the globe face hunger while nearly a third of food is lost or wasted. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Food banking is key to the solution.
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Community-Led Approach

Our mission is simple: We advance and unite food banks to nourish the world’s hungry.
Mobilizing food systems change
We provide the information, space, and connections necessary to ensure the world’s food banks have a voice in global conversations, moving us toward lasting food systems change.
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Food bank leaders from around the world join GFN’s CEO, Lisa Moon, in a panel roundtable discussion on the state of global food banking. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Ken Jones Photography)
Advancing food banks
We ensure food banks have the resources they need to operate optimally, expand responsibly, and respond to unexpected shocks that come their way.
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Staff from Foodbank Việt Nam organize food in their warehouse in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Hoang Viet Nguyen)

Our Fiscal Year 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

Climate change, economic inequality, and public health crises have fundamentally changed the way food is grown, produced, and distributedand therefore, how people eat. Approximately 735 million people go hungry every night, while over 1 billion tons of food go to waste annually, emitting dangerous greenhouse gases in the process. Explore our new strategic plan that brings us closer to a world in which more communities are fed, less food is wasted, and all food systems are sustainable.

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Million People
accessed food through a GFN member food bank in 2022.
Billion kilograms of CO2e
were prevented by GFN members in 2022.
The simple fact is, that without the formation of The Global FoodBanking Network, more people would be hungry, more good food would be unnecessarily wasted, and far less would be done globally to tackle these issues.
Lindsay Boswell
Former CEO, Fareshare UK
Community Organizations
were supported by a GFN member in 2022.

Our Global Network of Food Banks

Find GFN members across six continents and nearly 50 countries.
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The boundaries, names, and designations used on this map or other materials on this website does not imply official endorsement or opinion of The Global FoodBanking Network or its partners.


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