How Food Banking Kenya’s programs grew exponentially in just one year
Since 2017, Food Banking Kenya (FBK) has been increasing access to food in Kenya. GFN works alongside FBK by advising the development of special programs and providing funding to strengthen operations and feed more people across the country.
While COVID-19 drove up hunger rates exponentially, FBK distributed almost 8,000 percent more food in 2020 over the year prior. FBK was able to successfully adapt its operations and programs because of its committed, innovative, and agile leaders, and its strong partnership with GFN.
Here are some ways FBK expanded amid the pandemic:
Growing the produce recovery program
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Beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and other products, are distributed to a community in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2022, FBK will expand its agricultural recovery program to recover food from rural farmer depots and establish more delivery routes.
Expanding programs to feed students
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Schoolchildren eat a nutritious lunch provided by FBK. FBK’s school feeding program has expanded to serve about 5,000 children in nine schools across Nairobi, a significant growth in just 14 months.
Increasing food storage
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Volunteers organize crates of recovered produce in FBK’s new warehouse in Ruaka. Prior to expansion, FBK’s first warehouse was a small room with a few pallets to stack food and a table for packing food parcels.
The rapid growth of Food Banking Kenya highlights the tenacity and dedication of its leaders.
As the organization continues to strengthen food relief efforts, GFN is proud to partner with the food bank and support its work. Learn more about Food Banking Kenya.