Food banks are nonprofit food distribution organizations that connect wholesome surplus food to people facing hunger. In over 80 countries worldwide, the model is innovatively molded to address each community’s unique challenges, cultures, and food systems. For example, some food banks: partner with farms to recover fresh produce; use a virtual model to directly connect food producers and retailers with community organizations; provide bank cards that can be used to purchase food from local vendors.
We provide the information, space, and connections necessary to ensure the world’s food banks have a voice in global conversations, moving us toward lasting food systems change.
We ensure food banks have the resources they need to operate optimally, expand responsibly, and respond to unexpected shocks that come their way.
We believe that local leaders know their communities best. We exist to support their visionary solutions to food insecurity and climate change.
Our strategic alliances underpins all that we do, making the Network more effective and driving global awareness of the power of the food banking model.
Network food bank members are independent and locally led organizations that share a common purpose and vision. We stand behind these partners to support their effectiveness.
Our approach to alleviating hunger is always evidence-based and results-focused.