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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…

Atlas to Map Laws and Policies Affecting Food Donation in 15 Countries Research to Guide More Effective Legal and Policy Framework Related to Food Donation London, UK – March 26, 2019 – Countries that are considering and recommending food donation policies will soon have a valuable resource. Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic…

London, UK (March 27, 2019) – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced today a total of US$800,000 in grants for food banking organizations across the globe through the Zero Hunger Food Bank Challenge.  The grants – made possible by a generous contribution from the General Mills Foundation and additional funding provided by the PIMCO Foundation…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New report finds that food banks across the globe serve 62.5 million people Tesco CEO announced as keynote speaker at 13th annual Food Bank Leadership Institute LONDON, 25 March 2019 – Food banks operating in 57 countries around the world mitigate an estimated 10.54 billion kg of CO2-eq annually – equivalent to…

In the face of overwhelming need, food banks accelerate progress in closing the hunger gap Chicago, IL – February 25, 2019 – Today, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced that food banking organizations served more than 9 million people facing food insecurity, greatly surpassing a target set in early 2017 meant to accelerate the fight…

Chicago, IL (October 16, 2018) – Advancing the food banking model globally will play a critical role in achieving the Zero Hunger Sustainable Development Goal says a new report from The Global FoodBanking Network.  Food banks – which provide meals to those facing hunger through recovering surplus food – operate at the community level in…