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Food banks around the world focus on providing healthy diets, autonomy over food choices, and nutrition education as they alleviate food insecurity. A nutritious diet lays the foundation for a healthy and productive life. Unfortunately, for many people around the world, healthy food is out of reach—and the lingering effects of the pandemic and rising…

An interview with GFN consultant Kurt Schultz, logistics and food safety expert Upholding food safety is a major priority for food banks, as millions of people across the world rely on them as a source of safe, wholesome food. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) helps member food banks ensure their food safety practices are up-to-date…

This piece is part of a series that examines the impact of our current strategic plan over the last three years. Read Part I: Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times, Part II: Expanding Food Relief, and Part III: Strengthening Food Banks. Food banks exist to both alleviate hunger and reduce food loss and waste in the communities…

In 2019, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) partnered to create The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas, the first collaborative research project to examine the state of worldwide food donation laws and policies. The rationale for this project was simple: food banks offer a unique…

  This piece is part of a series that examines the impact of our current strategic plan over the last three years. Read Part I: Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times and Part II: Expanding Food Relief. One of the primary reasons The Global FoodBanking Network exists is to advance and unite food banks so they…

Food banks are known for providing a unique green solution to hunger and food insecurity. They simultaneously reduce unnecessary food loss and waste by recovering perfectly edible food and grocery products and then redirecting them to people facing hunger. However, food banks can’t do this alone. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and member food banks…

Good Food Farm Magdalena is an abundant landscape with fields of sitaw pole beans, upo bottle gourds, and calabasa winter squash, free-roaming chickens and grazing cows, and the foundations of a greenhouse. This is the third farm Rise Against Hunger Philippines (RAHP) has created under the Good Food Farms name since 2020, and all three…

It’s not news that women and girls are disproportionately affected by hunger. And it’s not news that food insecurity faced by women and girls is directly tied to their lack of economic opportunities. What may be new to some, however, is the role that food banks play in connecting the dots between these sets of…

With a population of more than 1.4 billion people, India is one of the most ethnically, religiously, politically, and culturally diverse countries in the world; but like most countries, it faces significant hunger challenges. India currently ranks 101 out of 116 on the Global Hunger Index, revealing that 14 percent of the population is undernourished….

Since 2017, Food Banking Kenya (FBK) has been increasing access to food in Kenya. GFN works alongside FBK by advising the development of special programs and providing funding to strengthen operations and feed more people across the country. While COVID-19 drove up hunger rates exponentially, FBK distributed almost 8,000 percent more food in 2020 over...