Food Banks Fill the Blanks

Food banks are experts in recovering and distributing food to people facing hunger–but that’s not all. The food bank model can help fill the blanks for solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, like climate change, food insecurity, the cost-of-living crisis, malnutrition, and more.

In 2022, for International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (September 29) and World Food Day (October 16), GFN shone a light on the different ways that food banks fill in the blanks.

Food banks reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Andy DuPlessis from FoodForward South Africa explains.

Food banks can help.
See how you can partner with us.

Food banks—paired with good food donation laws and policies—are part of the solution.
Food banks prevent food loss and waste. Learn more from Brianna Casey of Foodbank Australia.

Food banks strengthen essential support services. The former head of the World Food Programme explains how.

Food banks are your local partner to address global hunger where you work.
Here’s how one company does it.
Food banks are expanding access to nutritious foods. Tara Shyam, GFN’s associate director of product sourcing, explains.

Take action to help food banks fill more blanks.

  • Donate to support food banks.
  • Sign up for our newsletter.
  • Find a GFN member near you.
  • Become a corporate partner.

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