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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…

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…