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While food banks depend on food and financial donations, they also rely heavily on another key resource: time, generously donated by volunteers. Volunteers are vital to ensuring that food banks keep warehouses open and trucks on the road, and they ensure that nutritious food reaches those facing hunger in their communities. The logistics of managing…

As the world’s major developed and emerging economies, the countries of the G20 hold a strategic role in shaping a sustainable future for people and planet. Strong food donation policies—which address pressing issues like food loss and waste, food insecurity, and climate change—are critical to this future. Ahead of the 2022 G20 Bali Summit, we’re…

Employee engagement programs make a meaningful impact and are a win-win all around—for staff members, the companies they work for, and the community organizations that benefit. We sat down with Qiana M. Williams, GFN’s associate director of employee engagement, to learn why giving back is important and how companies can engage their employees to partner…

The cost-of-living crisis is not going away any time soon. Food, fuel, and fertilizer costs—while not has high as they were earlier this year—are still exorbitantly expensive, affecting people’s access to affordable basic goods and services. These steep price tags—caused by inflation, ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change-related events, and conflict in Ukraine…

Catherine Bertini is an accomplished leader and a powerful advocate for women and girls. In her distinguished career, she has improved the efficiency and operations of organizations focused on food security and hunger relief in the United States and around the world. Bertini served for 10 years as the CEO of the United Nations World Food…

Climate change has significant implications on food systems and the communities who depend on them—affecting agricultural productivity, food supply chains, hunger and malnutrition, and economic livelihoods. At the same time, food systems emit nearly one third of global greenhouse gases, contributing to ongoing climate change effects that worsen these issues. Building food systems that are…

Each year, more than 1.6 billion tons of edible food —approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption —is lost or wasted while millions of people face hunger. GFN and partner food banks work with businesses all along the supply chain—from farmers to the food service industry—to recover wholesome food and distribute it to people…

How do food banks source and recover food? Collecting from food drives or obtaining surplus products from food manufacturers may come top of mind, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Food sourcing is a complex and dynamic process as food banks recover wholesome food from a variety of sources across the supply chain—from…

For over 180 years, John Deere has developed technologies that farmers and ranchers around the world have used to produce food for a growing world population. But John Deere is also committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that help ensure everyone has access to the food that farmers and ranchers produce. To that end, John Deere…

The cost of food, fuel, and fertilizer are rising rapidly across the globe due to a series of disastrous, interrelated issues. Officials from the United Nations are calling the confluence of events a “perfect storm” and “the greatest cost-of-living crisis in a generation.” Earlier this year, food prices hit record levels, the highest seen since…