Take a moment to learn about—and thank—the people who make food banking possible.
Last year, members of The Global FoodBanking Network made sure 32 million people facing hunger knew where their next meal was coming from. It’s an incredible collective effort—and it took thousands of dedicated, hardworking people to make it happen.
We want to make sure these exceptional people around the world don’t go unnoticed, so we’re Celebrating the Faces of Food Banking. These are the people who make food banks and hunger alleviation around the world possible—from those harvesting produce on the farm to those serving up a hot meal or distributing parcels of food to those who need it most.
For the next couple of weeks—and every week—we hope you’ll join us in Celebrating the Faces of Food Banking who ensure that everyone has a full plate of food. You can send your own personalized message using the form below. Make sure you use the dropdown menu to choose the specific food bank you would like to thank.
Food banks are powered by people, and these are just a few of the individuals alleviating hunger in their communities across the globe.
Meet Maricela. She harvests vegetables from the Hortalizas El Pantera farm in Puebla, Mexico, to feed her community. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Luis Antonio Rojas)
Meet Rorel. He's the warehouse custodian of Rise Against Hunger Philippines and is responsible for overseeing the intake of all food donations received from manufacturers, retailers, wholesale markets, and other donors. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Pau Villanueva)
Meet Grace. As a nutritionist at Lagos Food Bank Initiative in Nigeria, she knows that food security is critical to supporting a child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth, and development and is key to breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty. (Photo: Lagos Food Bank Initiative)
Meet Thirumoorthi. He's the transportation coordinator at No Food Waste in Tiruppur, India and delivers hundreds of hot meals every week. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Narayana Swamy Subbaraman)
Meet Gregoria, a cook at La Merced Soup Kitchen who prepares and serves nutritious meals to people facing socioeconomic challenges in Lima, Peru. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Nicolas Villaume)
Meet Shannon, a dedicated volunteer at Kechara Soup Kitchen in Malaysia. She and other volunteers often travel long days to the Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Temon Indigenous community, where they distribute fresh produce and pantry staples and run educational programs like nutrition classes and children’s art lessons before returning home. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network / Annice Lyn)
Meet Elijah, executive director of Food for All Africa and one of many innovative leaders of locally led food banks around the world. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Danied Edem Dortumor)
Meet Mananga. He's is a farmer and father of four children that received a food parcel from Banque Alimentaire de Madagascar. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/iAko Randrianarivelo)