Climate change, economic inequality, and public health crises have fundamentally changed the way food is grown, produced, and distributed—and therefore, how people eat. Approximately 735 million people go hungry every night, while over 1 billion tons of food goes to waste annually, emitting dangerous greenhouse gases in the process.
Since our beginning, The Global FoodBanking Network has addressed this vicious cycle by supporting and strengthening food banks. GFN member food banks help distribute safe, wholesome surplus food to people experiencing hunger while reducing food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Anchored by our goal of improving food access for 50 million people by 2030, GFN’s new strategic plan is focused on expanding the presence and influence of these food banks all over the world. As an effective tool for relieving short-term hunger, reducing food loss and waste reduction, and addressing the root causes of hunger, food banks must play a central role in building sustainable food systems and supporting the resilience of our communities.
As the world continues to evolve, so too must our approach. Our new strategic plan meets the world where it’s at right now by addressing hunger, food loss and waste, climate change, food systems, and inequality simultaneously, not in a silo.
Our strategic plan gets us closer to this goal.
GFN and its partners have provided life-changing support to communities all over the world for decades. The objectives outlined in our new strategic plan build on these results, creating healthier communities and a healthier planet in the process.
Improve food access for 50 million people facing hunger by 2030.