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Established nearly 50 years ago, the food bank model has emerged as an important and effective hunger relief intervention in countries across the globe. Food banks are organizations formed by the people in the countries and communities where they exist to mobilize resources to address hunger and food insecurity. An effective local solution to a…

Last week, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) was recognized as a 2019 Honoree for the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at an award ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia. The Lipman Family Prize is an annual global prize honoring organizations that celebrate leadership and innovation in the social sector with…

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), together with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA), hosted the 13th annual Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) last week, March 25-27, 2019. This year’s event, the largest in FBLI history, with more than 200 attendees from over 50 countries, attracted some of the brightest and most influential minds in food…

Food banks provide meals for millions of people across the world. But how do they get started?   Thousands of communities around the world are served by food banks, which recover surplus food for the purposes of hunger relief.  But how do these organizations get started?  Our field team shares its experience on the necessary…

Leaders in government, civil society and sectors from the 20 largest economies will convene at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina this Friday, November 30th. According the the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, food security is an important link in the process of achieving stability and peace. The G20 countries account for 80 percent…

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) welcomes five new members to the Board of Directors. These new members will work alongside current members of the Board in overseeing GFN’s strategy in alleviating hunger through the support and creation of food banks.    “We are pleased to welcome these five new members to the Board of Directors,”…

In 2006, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) was founded by four of the world’s leading food banks; Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos, Food Banks Canada, Bancos de Alimentos de Mexico and Feeding America. GFN’s mission is to alleviate global hunger by developing food banks in communities where they are needed and by supporting food…

Food banks in The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) provided nutritious food for 7.78 million people around the world, increasing impact by nearly 700,000 hungry people over the prior year and bringing the network closer to its goal of nourishing eight million people facing hunger by the end of 2018. The organization’s most recent annual survey…

What do the seven most powerful countries in the world have in common? They are all supported by national food bank networks to help feed and sustain the most disadvantaged members of their societies. The Group of Seven This week, leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) will convene at the annual summit hosted by…

In 2017, food banks in Monterrey and Torreon received grants from The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), made possible by the Caterpillar Foundation, to serve hungry people in Mexico. One in every four Mexicans are living in a situation where they have difficulty accessing food, and 1.5 million children in the country suffer from malnutrition. As…