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By Anthony Kitchen and Gabriela Kafarhire In late June, more than 40 food banking professionals from seven countries met to exchange ideas, best practices, and expertise as a part of the 2021 Africa Food Bank Incubator Conference. Due to the pandemic, it was the first time this group had the opportunity to get together in…

“Day after day we hear stories about locally-led food banks who are innovating in the face of new and persistent challenges related to COVID-19. It is their entrepreneurial spirit and deep commitment to serving their community that fills us with inspiration and momentum as we enter 2021. The Global FoodBanking Network is powering the most…

Food banks are relentlessly creative in their commitment to reaching remote groups, especially during these difficult times. In honor of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, commemorated on 9 August, we highlighted some of the unique ways that food banks are serving these communities with nutritious foods. Mesa Brasil Sesc, Brazil’s national food bank network,…

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…