Launch Food and Product Partnerships

When your company connects food and products to local food banks, you provide more people with access to food and essential items, while reducing the impacts of climate change.

GFN and food banks are your partners for sustainable business.

Because of their unique position in communities, food banks improve access to food, and reduce the impact of food loss and waste on climate change—and at the same time, they’re a strategic and reliable business partner to companies at every stage of the supply chain.

Through partnering with food banks, companies across the food supply chain are taking meaningful action to advance progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By connecting your food and essential products to food banks around the world, you and your employees play a vital role in creating long-term solutions to food insecurity and climate change.

Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted. The food that is lost and wasted could feed 1.26 billion hungry people every year.
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization 2022

How to Partner at Any Stage of the Supply Chain

We’ll work together to craft a partnership that meets your goals efficiently and is responsive to and respectful of local contexts.

Here are a few ways we can work together:

  • Donate products, goods, and services. Product diversity is important to healthy diets and lives; that’s why we work with:
    • Farmers, ranchers, and fishers
    • Packers and shippers
    • Food manufacturers and processors
    • Grocers and retailers
    • Distributors
    • Food service and hospitality professionals
    • Logistics and transportation providers
    • Companies with equipment, supplies, materials, and storage
  • Food loss and waste reduction partnerships
  • Technology partnerships

When you donate food and other essential items, you can be assured that your products will be handled and redistributed safely and efficiently. Find out how GFN member food banks are supported to meet the highest universal food safety standards.

Partners in Action

Building a partnership with GFN has a domino effect across local and global food systems. Meet a few of the amazing product partners that collaborate with GFN and member food banks.

Get in touch

If you have questions or want more information, reach out to our Food Systems Partnerships experts. They can facilitate partnerships between global, regional, and local companies and local food banks working to address food insecurity in their communities.

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