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New Research Confirms Food Banks are a “Green” Solution to Hunger Chicago, IL (September 29, 2020) – Food banks in 70 countries mitigated an estimated 12.39 billion kg of greenhouse gases (CO2-eq) last year– the equivalent to nearly 2.7 million passenger vehicles driven in the U.S. –  by rescuing food that would have otherwise been…

The Global FoodBanking Network member food banks effectively serve school-age children while schools are in session as well as when schools remain closed due to COVID-19. Chicago, IL (September 16, 2020) – In many parts of the world, schools remain closed due to COVID-19.  An estimated 300 million children have been without school meals and…

Chicago, IL (August 6, 2020) – The Global FoodBanking Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shenggen Fan to its Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to add Dr. Fan’s perspectives and talents to the GFN Board,” said GFN Board Chair Jason Ramey. “Dr. Fan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to…

Organization expands support to 14 new countries, including those in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Chicago, IL (June 30, 2020) – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), a nonprofit with a mission to help nourish the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks, announced today that its member food banks served an estimated 16.9 million…

The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Identifies Key Barriers and Policy Actions to Reduce Food Waste Boston (June 10, 2020)— Today, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a first-of-its-kind interactive resource to inspire long-term policy solutions to food waste, hunger, and climate change: The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas. In…

The Global FoodBanking Network and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation Announce Partnership to Support Children’s Food Needs Amid COVID-19 School Closures Chicago, IL (April 24, 2020) – The United Nations estimates that 368.5 million children that normally rely on school meals for nutrition must now turn to other sources due to COVID-19. This week The…

As millions lose jobs and hunger rises, The Global FoodBanking Network is coordinating technical and financial assistance to its member food banks in 43 countries. Chicago, IL (April 9, 2020) – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), a nonprofit with a mission to help nourish the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks, is supporting…

On World Food Day, advancing the food bank model will play a critical role in achieving zero hunger by 2030 CHICAGO,IL (October 16, 2019) – The food bank model is a unique, revolutionary hunger-relief intervention which serves as a link to address food insecurity while also reducing food loss and waste at the community level,…

Clarke brings more than 10 years of experience in fundraising for global development programs CHICAGO, IL (July 23, 2019) – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is thrilled to announce and welcome Vicki Clarke in a newly developed role, Vice President of Development. As Vice President of Development, Clarke will lead the team at GFN spearheading…

PIMCO has invested over $3.5 million to help combat global hunger since 2018 Newport Beach, California (June 17, 2019) – The PIMCO Foundation, the philanthropic arm of one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers PIMCO, has awarded $2 million to The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN).  This grant will support the organization’s Powering Food…