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Thirty-seven million people in Latin America and the Caribbean face chronic hunger, yet the region produces more than enough food to provide a healthy meal for everyone[1]. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is fortunate to partner with food banks in six countries in this region, which are advancing food security in their communities. Those in…
The majority of the world’s hungry live in Asia, and the food-banking model is just taking hold. GFN President & Chief Executive Officer Lisa Moon and Director of Field Services Craig Nemitz recently made a trip to the region to learn more about food banking’s progress, and to re-certify three of its members. Read on…
At this year’s Food Bank Leadership Institute, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) presented the first-ever Global Food Bank Innovation Award to Tider, a food bank network in Turkey. The award was created to recognize and celebrate an innovative program that exceptionally increased the food bank’s ability to meet hunger needs in its community. GFN received…
In the beginning of the year, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) welcomed Alan Gilbertson as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Gilberston, who has served on the board since 2013, takes the helm following the organization’s 10-year anniversary celebration and will be charged with overseeing the implementation of its new strategic plan. “Alan is…
Last month Bulgarian lawmakers voted to amend a tax law allowing for a waiver of the value-added tax (VAT) on food that companies donate to food banks and other charities. This provides significant savings and is a major incentive for businesses looking to help Bulgarians in need and to reduce food waste in the country….
To commemorate The Global FoodBanking Network’s (GFN) 10-year anniversary, GFN has published a series of articles to highlight the organization’s history and its leaders. For its next installment, the organization interviewed Pat Tracy, Chairman of the GFN Board of Directors and former Chairman of Dot Foods, Inc., a food distributing company in the U.S. “Pat…
The pilot stage of a new inventory management system developed by The Global FoodBanking Network increases food bank operational efficiency by 30% Hunger isn’t caused by insufficient food; it’s caused by insufficient logistics. In more than 35 countries food banks are closing the logistics gap that drives hunger by capturing food that would otherwise be…
Last month, food bank leaders from 38 countries joined the 10th Annual H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute. Since 2006, the GFN Institute has been the premiere training event for those leading food banking operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. Here are three reasons why our 10th event was…
GFN’s Early Days : Steered By a Visionary Leader In 2006 Bob Forney, a longtime humanitarian and anti-hunger activist, was scheduled to retire. Yet his passion to fight hunger and food waste through food banking was too great. Bob, who passed away in 2010, wanted to expand the food-banking concept and take it global. And…
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and Unilever recently signed a partnership agreement that will significantly advance the work of food banks around the world to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Unilever, a multi-national consumer goods company, is a strong advocate for sustainable development and environmental concerns. Fighting the “war on waste” is just one…

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