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For the first-time in its 14-year history, the annual Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) is going virtual. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is excited to bring you a series of online events between July and December 2020 specifically created to advance the vital work of food banks all around the world. In 2019, over 150…

“The food bankers empower me to keep my drive, to do what I’m doing for them. They’re the ones on the ground – distributing food in informal settlements, seeing people literally stuck in their homes without any income or food. I really feel for them; I think about them every day when I’m sitting in…

Rise Against Hunger Philippines’ mission is to end hunger by providing food and life-saving aid to the most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. The organization, which was established following an emergency relief response to Typhoon Yolanda, is no stranger to crisis. It provides hunger relief to Filipinos affected…

An interview with Ana Catalina Suarez Peña, Director, Latin America Operations On 12 March – the day the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic – Ana Catalina Suarez Peña was in São Paulo, working with longtime GFN member Mesa Brasil Sesc. “The first emotion that this situation gave me was fear,” Ana said. “Something is going to…

This Sunday, in most countries around the world, families will celebrate Mother’s Day and honor the influence of mothers. At GFN, we applaud our food banking moms – women who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, juggling professional and personal demands – and helping to feed the hungry in their respective communities….

Earlier this week, we interviewed Nichol Ng, Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore about their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what actions are being taken to serve people facing hunger during this time. Established in 2012, The Food Bank Singapore (FBSP) is Singapore’s first food bank and aims to be the predominant organization for…

Thank you for joining us this past year and being a valued partner and friend of The Global FoodBanking Network. In case you missed it, here are the top 10 things that you helped make happen last year! 10. Food bank leaders from 10 countries met in Chicago during the coldest week on record last…

Last month, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) formally launched the Asia Food Bank Incubator program, aimed at accelerating the development and scaling of food banking in the Asia-Pacific region. Thanks to the generous support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch – APAC, Griffith Foods and The PIMCO Foundation, the three-year Food Bank Incubator program will…

This article was originally published in New Food Magazine by Lisa Moon, President and CEO of The Global FoodBanking Network. Moon discusses the importance of saving ‘imperfect’ produce from farms before it hits landfills and redirecting it to where it’s needed most. Across the globe, we produce enough to feed the entire world’s population; still, 821…

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…