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Tider Wins First Global Food Bank Innovation Award HOUSTON, TX, U.S.A.— March 17, 2017 — Food bank leaders from 32 countries convened in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. from March 13-16 for the 11th Annual Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI). FBLI, which took place at the Houston Food Bank, is the preeminent international forum dedicated to alleviating…
31 January, 2017 – As part of a US$60 million programme launched by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to combat hunger in Europe and North America, food redistribution charity FareShare has received the first of six £500,000 annual grants to help people in the UK. The donation is part of a wider initiative by the Enterprise…
Catherine Bertini and Martin Burt join the Board of Directors Chicago, IL – January 19, 2017 – The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) welcomes Alan Gilbertson of FoodForward South Africa as Chair and Jason Ramey of Grant Thornton LLP as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Gilbertson and Mr. Ramey will lead the Board…
CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A. – December 5, 2016 – Today The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced phase two of a technology project which aims to reduce hunger by enhancing the efficiency of food banks. As a result of funding from its global partner, Unilever, GFN will implement with Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) and Banco de Alimentos…
CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A. – November 2, 2016 ­– Today The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced that the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – through its Fill Your Tank program – has committed $6 million over six years to the organization to address food insecurity in Europe. The donation will help food banks in the U.K., Ireland, France,…
Chicago, IL, U.S.A. – October 18, 2016 – Brambles, a leading logistics solutions company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has signed a three-year agreement with the international non-profit organization The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN). Through this partnership Brambles will provide supply chain knowledge, in-kind contributions, volunteers and…
October 4, 2016 – The Global FoodBanking Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with Radisson®, one of the most-recognized hotel brands in the world, to help source one million meals through its campaign, No Room for Hunger. The campaign will partner Radisson hotels with food banks across the world, in the GFN Network…
CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.—May 4, 2016 —The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) today launched a new online platform, GFN e-Learning, to advance training opportunities for food bank leaders around the world. The online platform complements the organization’s annual Food Bank Leadership Institute, providing year-round learning and development opportunities to hunger leaders in 35 countries. “From Bogota to…
Chicago, IL, USA – April 18, 2016- The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) has received two grants from the General Mills Foundation totaling US$300,000 aimed at helping GFN and its global network alleviate hunger and reduce food waste through food banking. A portion of the grant funds will help GFN launch and support food banks around…
HOUSTON, TX, U.S.A.—March 14-17, 2016 —Food bank leaders from more than 38 countries are gathering in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. for the 10th Annual H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI). FBLI, taking place at the Houston Food Bank, is the preeminent international forum dedicated to alleviating world hunger and reducing food waste through food banking. This…