FAQs

GETTING INVOLVED

How can I be added to GFN’s mailing list?

Sign-up for our e-newsletter here. To update your mailing preferences, contact us here.

How can I apply for an internship with GFN?

More information on GFN’s internship program can be found here.

How can I volunteer at a member food bank?

See our Global Reach map to see if a member food bank is located near you. If so, please contact the food bank directly.

MAKING DONATIONS

Can I donate food to GFN?

GFN does not accept food donations in our Chicago office. If you are a food or grocery company looking to donate product to a GFN member internationally, please contact us for more information.

Is my donation tax deductible?

GFN is a 501(c)3 charitable organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service in the United States of America. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by US law. Tax deductibility outside of the US is dependent on local tax regulations. GFN’s Tax ID number (EIN) is: 20-4268851

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

All contributions are acknowledged and receipted by GFN. Online donations are receipted via e-mail, and all checks, wire transfers, stock gifts, or other contributions are receipted in hard copy via postal mail unless otherwise requested.

Can I designate my donation to a specific country?

GFN does not have country specific funds. To discuss ways you can direct your support to GFN, contact us here.

How can I give in honor or in memory of another person?

Tribute gifts can be made online or requested via mail. When making a gift online, check the “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” box and complete the honoree’s information. If submitting a gift via mail, please include a note informing our team of your wishes. Remember to include full contact information for the person who should receive notification of your tribute. A special letter will be sent acknowledging your thoughtful gift.

How do I sign up for Monthly Giving or adjust my monthly contribution?

To become a committed supporter of GFN through monthly giving, sign-up here and check the box “I want to make a recurring donation.” To make changes to your monthly gift contact us here.

“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.

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