Who We Are

  • Our Mission

    To alleviate global hunger by collaborating to develop food banks in communities where they are needed and by supporting food banks where they exist.

  • Our Vision

    A world free of hunger.

Our Story

Founded in 2006 by Bancos de Alimentos de México, Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, and Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos, GFN now connects and empowers organizations in more than 30 countries that together rescue more than 1 billion pounds of food annually to feed 9 million people.

GFN garners partnerships with regional networks that represent food banks in 44 additional countries to actualize and support a truly global network of food banks. The true hunger fighters are the food banks that we serve. It is a privilege to partner with these leaders to support efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability. We are humbled by their dedication and devotion to a hunger-free world.

Our People

An organization is only as strong as the people behind it, and here at GFN our team makes the impact of our work as strong as it can be. Meet the team and see what we mean.

Our Global Reach

One food bank can alleviate hunger in a community.
Together, we can serve even more.
  • 30+ Countries

    GFN works in more than 30 countries where food banks partner with nearly 55,000 community-based agencies that feed 9 million people.

  • 811 Food Banks

    GFN partners with food bank networks that support and promote food banking in their respective regions.

Annual Reports & Financial Info

We pride ourselves on our operational transparency and how efficiently we use our resources to make the most positive impact towards our mission. See what we’ve been up to and exactly how your gracious donation helps end world hunger.

  • Annual Reports

    Read our yearly updates which lays out the strategies, progress, and impact for our organization.

  • Financial Info

    GFN is committed to financial transparency and accountability. Access our IRS Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements.

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Our Corporate &
Foundation Partners


Our global presence and commitment to alleviating world hunger makes GFN an exciting and rewarding place to work. GFN is looking for dynamic individuals who can help us effectively serve our expanding network.

  • FAQs

    Do you have a question or want to know more about what we do? There’s a good chance someone has asked before! See if we have a quick answer for you.

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  • Contact Us

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“We find value in GFN’s sharing of best practices and the opportunities for networking with people from all around the globe.”

Ana Isabel Méndez

Gerente General Banco de Alimentos Panamá

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.