Partnerships to Meet the Nutritional Needs of Children
How Food Banks and School Feeding Programs Support Food Security for Children
This special event brings together The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) on the necessity of ending child hunger and malnutrition to achieve shared prosperity and stability for all nations.
Protecting children throughout their school-age years is critical to making progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030. Food banksâ€™ distinctive model is ideally suited to help in the fight against child hunger. The local, multisector approach of food banks fills the gaps and extends the impact of government social safety net programs, which are the first line of defense.
In this session, we will explore findings from GFNâ€™s new report Healthy Nations Start with Healthy Children, discuss the importance of partnerships for school feeding programs, and learn about one food bank networkâ€™s breakfast program.
- Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, USA
- Lisa Moon, President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network, USA
- Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director, Global Child Nutrition Foundation, USA
- Juan Carlos Buitrago Ortiz, Executive Director, AsociaciÃ³n de Bancos de Alimentos de Colombia, Colombia
- Stephanie Slingerland, Senior Director, Philanthropy & Social Impact, Kellogg Company, USA
This session will be available in English and Spanish.
This session will be on the record and a video recording will be available for viewing following the event.
The Global Child Nutrition Foundation expands opportunities for the world’s children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their potential. GCNF provides training, technical assistance, and sharing opportunities to help governments build national school meal programs that are nutritious, locally sourced, and ultimately independent from international aid.
The Global FoodBanking Network is an international development organization committed to nourishing those facing hunger through uniting and advancing food banks. Food banking organizations served by GFN span 44 countries and through food recovery provide meals to approximately 16.9m people facing food insecurity annually.