Partnering With New Food Banks

GFN partners with local leaders to launch food banking operations in communities and countries where they had not previously existed. Since 2006, GFN has supported the launch of food banking organizations in 15 countries, making it possible for people in need to have access to food, and empowering those communities to support those who suffer from hunger and lack of nutrition. To ensure that our team is able to meaningfully contribute and support the launch of new food banks, GFN accepts only a limited number of food banking organizations into its Emerging Projects program. For more information about this program or to apply to work with our team, please contact us.


Food banks change lives and help uplift communities by reducing hunger and malnutrition. We encourage communities to enact a food banking system that benefits members of their community. Establishing a food banking system involves several phases that are recommended and outlined by GFN:
  • ​Assessment Phase
  • Planning Phase
  • Capitalization Phase
  • Implementation Phase
  • Adjustment Phase
If you’re interested in starting a food bank, download GFN’s ToolKit – Feasibility Analysis: Starting a Food Bank System – to determine if a food bank project is a right fit for you and your community.

“Our ‘learning curve’ for the construction of Banco de Alimentos Diakonía has resulted in success thanks to GFN and experts who provided us the know how and who encouraged us to build a self-sustaining organization.”

Mauricio Ramírez

Regional Director, Banco de Alimentos Diakonía, Ecuador

Take Action

Food banking is a proven solution for nourishing communities through dedicated and unified action. Join us in creating a global network of food banks that empowers the world to defeat hunger.