Lisa Moon

President & CEO
“In a world where millions experience food insecurity and public resources for food assistance are severely limited, food banks are playing an increasingly pivotal role in alleviating hunger. It's a privilege to work with GFN to strengthen and expand the Network’s community-led efforts to reduce food loss and waste and improve food security around the world.” 

Lisa Moon serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Global FoodBanking Network and is responsible for leading GFN’s overall direction, long-term vision of a world free of hunger, and our strategic priorities. Since joining in November 2015, Lisa has ushered in immense growth for both the organization and the Network of food banks we support. The Network now serves nearly 32 million people in 50 countries.  

Previously, Lisa served as Vice President of Global Agriculture and Food at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she spearheaded a project that has become one of the leading global contributors to discussions around hunger and food security.  

She holds a Master of Arts degree in security policy studies from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies, political science, and Spanish from Bradley University. Lisa sits on the Board of Directors of the European Food Banks Federation and the Lineage Foundation for Good, chairs the Advisory Board for Bradley University’s Office of Global Strategic Initiatives, and serves as a Fellow for the Farm Foundation Roundtable. 

Articles by Lisa Moon

Reducing Food Loss and Waste is a Job for Everyone at COP28

Food banks adapt to the new normal under COVID-19

Food banks across our network have had to adapt their models for food collection and distribution, as many of the direct lines to communities have been shut-down due to COVID-19. According to a recent survey of 47 food banks in our network, 94 percent are reporting an urgent need for food, while 85 percent have had to change their methods of distribution to meet this increasing demand.

Food banks in Sub-Saharan Africa provide aid amidst COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that in Africa COVID-19 could surge from just thousands now to 10 million in three to six months. Over the past week, cases in Africa have doubled. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, shared, “Last week, there was a 51% increase in the number of reported cases on my own continent, Africa, and a 60% increase in the number of reported deaths.”
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