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 a panel at the Food Bank Leadership Institute in Mexico City. (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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In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, staff members from Kechara Soup Kitchen distribute food packages to community members facing hunger. The packages contains prepared hot meals, beverages, fruit, and baked goods. The food bank also provides basic medical services, and welfare aid to the homeless and urban poor populations. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Annice Lyn)

GFN, Harvard Research Highlights How Brazil Can Address Food Waste, Hunger, and Climate Change

More than a quarter of Brazilians face food insecurity but 42% of food produced there is wasted annually. New research from GFN and the Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Clinic shows how policymakers can adapt food donation and labeling laws to reduce waste, feed people facing hunger, and mitigate climate change.

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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.
GFN’s time-tested approach to food banking has been essential to helping us build the model and better serve our communities.
Elijah Amoo Addo
Founder and Executive Director
Food for All Africa
Community Organizations
were supported by a GFN member in 2022.

Our Global Network of Food Banks

Find GFN members across six continents and more than 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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