Food Banks in the News

March

Guardian Live Better Challenge: Food waste: the tip of the iceberg
28 March 2014 – The Guardian

Guardian Live Better Challenge: Food waste around the world
27 March 2014 – The Guardian

Oxfam report: Climate change could prolong world hunger for decades
25 March 2014 – United Press International

Key stakeholders team up to tackle waste at Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2014
20 March 2014 – Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

Our food waste is our wealth
18 March 2014 – Sydney Morning Herald

Nearly 3,000 FareShare meals given out in city last year – up 69 per cent
18 March 2014 – Leicester Mercury

Charity provides 1 million meals a month as demand for food soars
17 March 2014 – FareShare UK

FareShare hails 30% jump in surplus food donations
17 March 2014 – The Grocer

Our pioneering work with Fareshare wins top retail award
14 March 2014 – Your ASDA

Feeding Hong Kong charity hosts first ever Pancake Day Race
4 March 2014 – Demotix

February

Foodbank NT asks Top End producers for leftovers
26 February 2014 -ABC.net.au
Feeding Hong Kong Chefs in the community: The Cookbook
20 February 2014 – Gregoire Michaud – gregoiremichaud.com
Foodbank’s meal provision sizzles thanks to Aussie sausages
20 February 2014 – Beef Central
Asda Falkirk staff help tackle hunger with FareShare Glasgow
February 2014 – FareShare UK
The Cordoba Food Bank obtains the IRAM certification of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
3 February 2014 – Red de Bancos de Alimentos (in Spanish)
Leket Israel – Video
4 February 2014 – Leket Israel Youtube
Adventure Race raises 484 kilos of food
3 February 2014 – Red de Bancos de Alimentos (in Spanish)
Mail money will help feed families with donation to FareShare
February 2014 – EveningTimes

January

Local boys make good – Leket Israel Founder and Chairman Joseph Gitler profiled
24 January, 2014 – New Jersey Jewish Standard
South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke paid a visit to the Mindwise Abbeyside House, Antrim recently. Sees impact of ASDA / FareShare partnership
14 January, 2014 – AntrimTimes
Walmart Canada donates $30,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks respond to winter storms
7 January, 2014 – KCTV 5 News
Foodbanks: Food network to expand due to unprecedented demand
2 January, 2014 – Daily Post (Wales)

December

Food Banks: The equivalent of more than 9 million meals collected – Carrefour
December 2013 – Carrefour Foundation
Food Recovery and Redistribution – GFN Member Food Banks are Featured on p22
December 2013 – World Farmers’ Organization
Leket Israel Capacity Building for Nonprofits Project – Update and Testimonial – November 2013
30 December 2013 – Leket Israel Youtube
Mail money will help feed families with donation to FareShare
27 December 2013 – EveningTimes

November

MasterChef Dining & Bar raises over $36,000 for charity Foodbank Australia
29 November 2013 – Hospitality Magazine
UK embarks on biggest food drive since second world war
29 November 2013 – The Guardian
Food bank charities warn of tough winter ahead
28 November 2013 – Herald Scotland
How much food is wasted in Colombia?
21 November 2013 – Kien Y Ke – Article in Spanish
Foodbank opened in Noida, Ghaziabad
20 November 2013 – The Times of India
Collect Food, Give Hope
18 November 2013 – Provo – Article in Bulgarian
Gurgaon gets country’s second food bank
12 November 2013 – The Times of India
The Carrefour Foundation is coordinating in 8 countries an international collection of products for the benefit of the needy working alongside the national federations of Food Banks
15 November 2013 – The Global FoodBanking Network
Gurgaon gets country’s second food bank
12 November 2013 – The Times of India
Inside Colombia’s food banks: ‘Preaching the gospel of nourishment’
11 November 2013 – Colombia Reports
Tetra Pak demonstrates further support for Foodbank Australia
11 November 2013 – Foodmagazine
Lions Donates 6,000 Puddings to Foodbank for Christmas
5 November 2013 – Lions Clubs Australia

October

HungerCount 2013
October 2013 – Food Banks Canada
Exploring FareShare
30 October 2013 – NatCen
Gleaning fields and catered leftovers to feed Israel’s poor
24 October 2013 – J Weekly.com
UK supermarkets face mounting pressure to cut food waste
21 October 2013 – The Guardian
Tesco says almost 30,000 tonnes of food ‘wasted’
21 October 2013 – BBC News
The Global FoodBanking Network Certifies Russia’s 100% Virtual Food Bank
17 October 2013 – AAHM Dialogue Issue 11
Demand keeps growing for school breakfast programs to feed hungry children
17 October 2013 – ABC News
Breakfasts for Better Days – World Food Day
16 October 2013 – Kellogg Company Youtube
La FAO Argentina en Fundación Banco de Alimentos
16 October 2013 – Fundación Banco de Alimentos
Demand for food aid outstrips supply
16 October 2013 – The West Australian
Food shortage means thousands go hungry as data shows shift in needy
16 October 2013 – goodfood.com.au
Unilever invests in Food Banks Canada Community Kitchens program
16 October 2013 – Canada NewsWire
In honour of World Food Day, Kellogg Company provides food to people in need around the world through its Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative
16 October 2013 – Canada NewsWire
On World Food Day: Tesco Provides Meals to millions in Need Through FareShare Partnership
16 October 2013 – Think.Eat.Save
Fighting Hunger, Tackling Food Waste
15 October 2013 – Tesco PLC
Cargill Renews its Support for FareShare – Helping FareShare to Redistribute Enough Food Across the North West for 300,000 Meals a Year
14 October 2013 – PRNewswire
Australian icon Vegemite celebrates 90 years with Facebook campaign to donate 90,000 jars to Foodbank
14 October 2013 – news.com.au
Why Food Banks Are Still Hungry for Funds as the Cutbacks Bite
11 October 2013 – CNN International
Meet the winners: CNN Parts Unknown Challenge: Hong Kong
10 October 2013 – CNN International
Representatives from Mexico and Russia visit Harry Chapin
9 October 2013 – WINK CBS News

September

Food Bank Singapore aims to feed 180,000 with lunchtime programme
30 September 2013 – The Straits Times

August

Food bank offers veggie cook books
27 August 2013 – Penticton Western News
Foodbank wants your beef
20 August 2013 – North Queensland Register
What a waste: Stocking EU food banks
20 August 2013 – Foodnavigator.com
El sacerdote que alimenta a 120 mil personas en Bogotá
17 August 2013 – El Tiempo (Spanish)

June

Farmers donating to charity Foodbank to feed Australia’s poor
5 June 2013 – ABC Rural
Asda agrees to donate all surplus stock to FareShare
3 June 2013 – The Grocer UK
Supermarket gives meals to charity to slash waste
3 June 2013 – iTV
Asda to give all surplus food to charity in bid to relieve food poverty
3 June 2013 – The Independent

May

Maratón de alimentos para ayudar a reducir el hambre
23 May 2013 – Portafolio.co
Access to food for Mexico City’s vulnerable populations
20 May 2013 – urb.im
Foodbank Can Crusade
9 May 2013 – Port Adelaide Football Club
Sainsbury’s & Tesco link helped FareShare ‘feed more than ever’ in 2012
4 May 2013 – The Grocer UK
Austerity: boom times for the soup kitchen food supplier
1 May 2013 – The Guardian UK
Food Banks Canada released an infographic for Hunger Awareness Week
May 2013 – Food Banks Canada

April

The Food Bank Honduras welcomes Grupo Bimbo to their recently joined donors list that includes Walmart, Diapa, Danone, Lacthosa.
30 April 2013 – latribuna.hn
The launch of the first food bank in El Salvador
24 April 2013 – elsalvador.com
FoodBank South Africa recap of Wheels for Meals Cycle Tour
22 April 2013 – FoodBank South Africa

March

Olympians pitch in at food banks on Easter weekend
30 March 2013 – CBC
Volunteering at Fareshare
29 March 2013 – Paper Round Blog
From farm to families in need
29 March 2013 – JPost
Waste Not, Want Not: On a Bread Run mission
21 March 2013 – Young Post – South China Morning Post
Food Bank took over a thousand tons of donations to support hundreds of families (Article in Spanish)
21 March 2013 – Stock & Land
Loblaw helps launch new food bank program
10 March 2013 – Brampton Guardian
Women Wage War Against Hunger
8 March 2013 – The Global FoodBanking Network
V8s for Australians living in poverty
5 March 2013 – Foodprocessing.com.au

February

Approval by the Board of Directors of the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) of a New Member Country: Bulgaria
23 February 2013 – European Federation of Food Banks
Banco de Alimentos Cáritas in Cancún Mexico hosts GFN Board of Directors (in Spanish)
1 February 2013 – Cafecito

January

Reduce food waste dramatically with simple acts, says UN
13 November 2012 – The Guardian
Bulgarian Food Bank has saved 120 tons of products for 6 months (in Bulgarian)
19 January 2013 – btvnews.bg
Leket Israel Celebrates Nine Years of Service for Israel’s Needy
18 January 2013 – Leket Israel
Hitachi Raises €20,000 for European Federation of Food Banks (pdf)
17 January 2013 – Hitachi Europe
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Egyptian Food Bank and the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt Participate in the Mega Project
15 January 2013 – Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt
FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell responds to IMechE report on food waste
10 January 2013 – FareShare UK
Foodbank Australia forges vital supply lines in bushfire devastated Tasmania
9 January 2013 – Foodbank Australia

Food Banks in the News 2012

December

Food Banks Canada Charity Week
18 December 2012 – MSN Canada
Egg Farmers Supporting Foodbank Australia
18 December 2012 – Australian Egg Corporation Limited
Foodbank Australia: Vegemite makes its largest donation ever
6 December 2012 – Foodmagazine
Video institucional de La Fundación Banco de Alimentos de la Arquidiócesis de Bogotá
6 December 2012 – Banco de Alimentos de Bogota
Banco de Alimentos de Guatemala Interview with SVP of Network Development
4 December 2012 – Banco de Alimentos de Guatemala
FareShare Charity Says Thanks to Volunteers for Helping to Feed Needy
2 December 2012 – Manchester Evening News
Feeding Hong Kong featured in Sino Group Sustainability Report
December 2012 – Sino Group Sustainability Report

November

Foodbank Australia calls for grain donations
13 November 2012 – Stock & Land

October

Israeli Food Recycling Programs Model How to Stop Hunger Worldwide
23 October 2012 – Jspace
Alrededor de 28 millones de mexicanos carecen de alimentos básicos (Spanish)
10 October 2012 – La Prensa
FoodBank South Africa Celebrates World Food Day
10 October 2012 – The South African
Food banks follow Cairo recipe
1 October 2012 – gulfnews.com
Premian al programa de RSE “Cosechamos una Sonrisa” (Spanish)
3 October 2012 – iProfesional
Alrededor de 28 millones de mexicanos carecen de alimentos básicos (Spanish)
10 October 2012 – La Prensa
Taiwan to get served with support from The Global FoodBanking Network
1 October 2012 – The China Post

September

Foodbank Australia: The charity that is booming for all the wrong reasons
28 September 2012 – ABC News (Australia)