Gabriela A. Kafarhire

Middle East and Africa Associate Program Director 

Gabriela joined GFN in 2016. In her role, she builds and maintains relationships with GFN Certified Members and emerging project food banks in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the technical assistance provided includes country-specific support on fundraising, food sourcing, organizational development, and planning for growth. Alongside technical assistance, Gabriela oversees food bank compliance and GFN certification in her regions. Gabriela attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French & Francophone studies with minors in political science and Spanish and Master of Arts in French & Francophone Studies.

Articles by Gabriela A. Kafarhire

An update from the field: “The food bankers empower me”

“The food bankers empower me to keep my drive, to do what I’m doing for them. They’re the ones on the ground – distributing food in informal settlements, seeing people literally stuck in their homes without any income or food. I really feel for them; I think about them every day when I’m sitting in my home,” shared Gabriela, GFN Field Services Officer overseeing food banks in the Middle East and Africa.
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