Starting a Food Bank: Understanding Food Banking

This toolkit is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Learn how food banks help communities, some common operating models, and the role of The Global FoodBanking Network.

This is the first in a sequence of six toolkits that make up the Starting a Food Bank series. These toolkits were created as a resource for anyone seriously considering establishing a food bank in their community. They’ll guide you through the steps for shaping a strong operating plan and financial foundation, setting you up for success in the fight against hunger.

The other toolkits, “Accessing Feasibility,” “Building a Business Plan,” “Generating Support,” and “Launching & Beyond,” are available upon request at

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