The Global FoodBanking Network

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The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating world hunger through food banking. GFN creates, supports, and strengthens food banks and food bank networks around the world, in countries other than the U.S. GFN currently supports existing and developing food banks and national food bank networks in more than 25 countries, home to more than one-third of the world’s nearly one billion undernourished people.

The GFN mission is to alleviate global hunger by collaborating to develop food banks in communities where they are needed around the world and by supporting food banks where they exist.

In our fiscal year 2013, GFN networks and food banks kept 920 million pounds of food out of landfills through food rescue and redistribution, and increased the number of social agencies receiving food from our food banks to more than 19,000, an increase of 75%.

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Global: Currently support existing and developing food banks and national food bank networks in more than 25 countries outside the U.S.



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More than 840 million people around the world go to bed hungry each night – including millions of children. At the same time, each year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted so it never feeds a hungry person. At GFN, we are mindful of these realities each and every day – and we are driven to make a real change. Food banking rescues perfectly edible, nutritious food before it is wasted and redistributes it to feed hungry people. Last year, GFN network food banks delivered more than 920 million pounds of food to nourish hungry people – that’s food that did not go to waste.


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