Locally led food banks are essential to transforming food systems. We help food banks reach their potential faster and more efficiently.
Food banks have been a lifeline for communities in Thailand amid increased rates of food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Scholars of Sustenance Thailand)
Our mission is simple: We advance and unite food banks so they can reliably connect their communities to nutritious food and reduce food loss and waste.
Through GFN staff experts and connections with other food banks and partners, we make sure food banks have the resources they need to operate optimally, expand responsibly, and respond to unexpected shocks that come their way.
We understand that every community is unique, and we believe that a community’s leaders know the best ways to address their community’s own specific challenges. With that in mind, we help food banks adapt or adopt the models and practices suited to their specific contexts.
Whether we’re helping community leaders start their own food banks, supporting the growth of nascent food banks, strengthening food banks that have been in existence for decades, or gathering food bank professionals to share their knowledge and experiences across borders and cultures, GFN is working toward a world where everyone can access food.
Partnering with GFN has played a key role in our growth and development over the years as an organization; we are able to build on and implement programs that have benefited and transformed the lives of thousands of families across Nigeria.
Michael Sunbola, Lagos Food Bank Initiative, President & Founder