"One Network. Toward Zero Hunger"The annual Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) is the must-attend event for those advancing the food banking model to alleviate hunger and reduce waste. In 2019, over 150 food bankers from more than 50 countries at FBLI 2019 in London, England 25-27 March 2019. FBLI attracts not only food bankers, but corporate partners and thought leaders from across the globe to discuss the unique challenges facing the sector as they work to meet the needs of food insecure populations, while reducing food waste globally. To date, nearly 500 individuals from 63 countries have benefited from the training, idea sharing, and peer networking provided at FBLI.
About The Global FoodBanking NetworkFounded in 2006, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) launches, certifies and strengthens food banks around the world to reduce hunger and food waste. GFN works with businesses, governments and NGOs to find socially responsible and economically effective ways to utilize resources – food, funds, technical expertise and volunteers.Today, the GFN network includes more than 800 food banks in more than 30 countries serving 9 million people in need.
Connect with FBLI 2019Couldn’t make it to FBLI this year? We are inviting everyone to join the #FBLI2019 discussion from home! Join live sessions on Facebook at foodbanking.live/fbli starting this Monday at 8:50 a.m. (GMT) and download the FBLI 2019 Social Media Toolkit here to be a part of the conversation! Download the full FBLI 2019 program here.
Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; 2018 World Food Prize Laureate
Dave Lewis, Group Chief Executive, Tesco; Chair, Champions 12.3
Samina Anwar, Risk Operations and Execution Leader, Cargill
Emily M. Broad Leib, Director, Food Law and Policy, Harvard Law School; Deputy Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School
Juan José Freijo, Global Head of Sustainability, Brambles
Alan Gilbertson, Chair, GFN Board of Directors; Member, FoodForward SA
Liz Goodwin, Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Resources Institute
Brian Griffith, Chairman of the Board, Griffith Foods
Laura Halfas, Head of Corporate Responsibility, METRO AG
Ben Pearman, Vice President, Managing Director, Northern Europe, General Mills
Matias Pollmann-Larsen, Principal, Boston Consulting Group
Jacques Vandenschrik, President, European Food Banks Federation
FBLI 2019 aims to help food banks evolve to meet the needs of their communities in a fast-changing world. Key themes will include:
How food banks contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
How food banks can be a valuable partner in the food industry’s zero waste initiatives
Strategic planning and positioning for food banks
The role of government in affecting policy changes
The role of technology in helping food banks become more efficient and expand their reach