Lisa Moon

President & CEO
“In a world where millions experience food insecurity and public resources for food assistance are severely limited, food banks are playing an increasingly pivotal role in alleviating hunger. It's a privilege to work with GFN to strengthen and expand the Network’s community-led efforts to reduce food loss and waste and improve food security around the world.” 

Lisa is President & Chief Executive Officer of GFN. Previously, Lisa served as Vice President of Global Agriculture and Food at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she spearheaded a project that has become one of the leading global contributors to discussions around hunger and food security. There she conducted studies and policy dialogues on the role of agriculture in emerging economies, the nexus between agriculture and health, the pressures water scarcity and climate change will place on the global food system and the importance of trade and food price volatility to social stability. She holds a Master of Arts degree in security policy studies from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies, political science, and Spanish from Bradley University.

Articles by Lisa Moon

Food banks adapt to the new normal under COVID-19

Food banks across our network have had to adapt their models for food collection and distribution, as many of the direct lines to communities have been shut-down due to COVID-19. According to a recent survey of 47 food banks in our network, 94 percent are reporting an urgent need for food, while 85 percent have had to change their methods of distribution to meet this increasing demand.

Food banks in Sub-Saharan Africa provide aid amidst COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that in Africa COVID-19 could surge from just thousands now to 10 million in three to six months. Over the past week, cases in Africa have doubled. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, shared, “Last week, there was a 51% increase in the number of reported cases on my own continent, Africa, and a 60% increase in the number of reported deaths.”

Food banks across the globe report an urgent need for food

As lock down orders spread throughout Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia, hundreds of millions of workers in the informal economy and their families are facing hunger and homelessness, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. Yesterday, the International Labor Organization estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic put at risk the livelihoods of 1.25 billion workers that are in low-paid jobs, “where a sudden loss of income is devastating.”
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