FY2020 Annual Report: Powering Communities for Zero Hunger
In June 2019, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) launched a new strategic plan that updated our mission—to nourish the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks—and committed to supporting local food banks in serving 50 million people facing hunger by 2030. Less than nine months after setting this goal, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and, seemingly overnight, demand for food relief skyrocketed. The pandemic—and the economic and social chaos it has created—has levied an unprecedented challenge on our world, especially for those facing hunger and food insecurity. But thanks to partners like you, millions of individuals and families have a place to turn for a nutritious meal.
In FY2020, GFN was fortunate to serve organizations in 44 countries. Prior to COVID-19, the network collectively provided enough food for an estimated 1.4 billion meals to approximately 16.9 million people facing hunger. During the COVID-19 crisis, these food banks have expanded service to an estimated 22 million people facing hunger.