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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…
Dear Partners, As you may know, one fourth of the world’s chronically hungry people live in India, while 25-30 percent of all the food produced by the country is wasted. Last week, the India FoodBanking Network, with support from GFN, took an important step in bringing vital support to those facing hunger through forging a…
October 14, 2016 – The Global FoodBanking Network is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Knorr – Unilever’s largest brand – on a global social media marketing campaign, #ShareAMeal. This campaign will run from now until World Food Day (October 16th) and will encourage people across the world to join in on a conversation…
On August 11th and 12th, The Global Food Banking Network (GFN), food banks and food industry representatives convened at the UN offices in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the “Food Banks of Central America and the Caribbean” meeting. Organized the Banco de Alimentos de Republica Dominicana, with support from GFN, the Vice President of the…
We are excited to announce a new partnership between Unilever and GFN, which will deepen Unilever’s support of food banks around the world. Learn more about the partnership here, and see how Unilever works with food banks in Europe to reduce food waste and alleviate hunger in the region.