"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. Join over 100 food bankers from more than 40 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 – to create sustainable food banks. Today, the GFN network includes more than 800 food banks in more than 30 countries serving 7.78 million people in need.
SpeakersSpecial Remarks Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Dave Lewis, Group Chief Executive, Tesco; Chair, Champions 12.3 Featured Speakers Catherine Bertini, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate; Director, The Global FoodBanking Network; Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Rockefeller Foundation Fellow; Syracuse University Professor Emeritus Emily M. Broad Leib, Director, Food Law and Policy, Harvard Law School; Deputy Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School Alan Gilbertson, Chair, GFN Board of Directors; Member, FoodForwardSA Ben Pearman, Vice President, Managing Director, Northern Europe, General Mills 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