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One in six adults in Australia did not have enough food to eat in 2021, according to Foodbank Australia’s Hunger Report. Additionally, more than half of people facing food insecurity in Australia go an entire day without eating at least once a week.  At the same time, Foodbank Australia, a member of The Global FoodBanking Network…

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and PYXERA Global are partnering to offer unique and innovative ways for employees to give back.  One example is the Reimaging Green(er) Solutions to Hunger Challenge, which brought together five teams of 28 employees from various companies and sectors to think critically and provide climate-friendly solutions to hunger.  PYXERA Global…

  This piece is part of a series that examines the impact of our current strategic plan over the last three years. Read “Part I: Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times. In 2019, The Global FoodBanking Network’s leadership set what felt like an ambitious first objective in a new strategic plan—to help food banks expand food…

Our food systems produce enough food for everyone, but nearly one-third of all food that is produced is lost or wasted—adding to global greenhouse gas emissions—while 1 in 4 people face food insecurity globally. In a new episode of The Consumer Good Forum’s Sustainability podcast, GFN CEO and President Lisa Moon shares how food banking can be…

The Global FoodBanking Network Appoints Fatma Samoura, Gonzalo Muñoz, Xavier Lazo Guerrero, and Kumiko Watanabe to Board of Directors Today, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) welcomes Fatma Samoura, Gonzalo Muñoz, Xavier Lazo Guerrero, and Kumiko Watanabe to its Board of Directors. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, the four new members will be essential in…

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…