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Every US $1 helps our network distribute 15 meals to those facing hunger*.

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“Our partnership with The Global FoodBanking Nework (GFN) directly supports Unilever’s mission to reduce its environmental footprint while increasing its positive social impact. Through GFN’s extended network of local food banks, we are donating products that would otherwise go to landfill and use them for the benefit of the communities we operate in.”

Katia Freiwald

Global Partnerships Director, Unilever

The Global FoodBanking Network is a 501(c)3 charitable organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service in the United States of America; contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by US law. Tax deductibility outside of the US is dependent on local tax regulations. GFN’s Tax ID number (EIN) is: 20-4268851

The mission of GFN is to start food banks where they are needed and to support food banks where they exist. To estimate the number of meals delivered for every US $1 invested in GFN, our team:

  • Calculated the number of meals provided through GFN’s capacity-building and food sourcing programs, based on impact assessments provided by the food banking organizations served.
  • Determined that funds invested in GFN training and education offerings were budget relieving for food banking organizations served. This determination was based on a 2015 independent assessment that found that food banks regularly engaged with GFN’s training and education programming distributed meals much more quickly than those that were not. Although the assessment found that there was a leverage effect through investing in training and education, this calculation only assumes dollar-for-dollar budget relief to be conservative.
  • This value estimate is based on FY16 and FY17 data and will be updated in years to come. For questions or further information, please contact info@foodbanking.org.

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