World Food Day – How Food Banks Fight Hunger
Join The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) this World Food Day (16 October) to recognize and celebrate the essential work performed by food banks around the world. The ongoing effects of COVID-19 are causing ever increasing numbers of people to be food insecure. In all regions of the world, food banks provide support to those suffering from hunger. During COVID-19 those food banks have responded, innovated, and worked tirelessly to dramatically scale their operations and provide support to many more people.
In this unique event, you will discover the impact of food banks, and have the opportunity to talk directly with food bank leaders from different areas of the globe and learn about the work they do and the challenges they face.
PART 1 – THE STATE OF GLOBAL FOOD BANKING:
GFN’s newly released report, The State of Global Food Banking will provide updated information on the GFN network, including the number of people reached, the volume of food and grocery product distributed, and the quantity of partner organizations served. A high-level snapshot of the work of the European Food Banks Federation and Feeding America is also provided. This is the third in the series of GFN’s authoritative reports on the global impact of food banking. Following a brief presentation on the key findings of the report, there will be time for questions from the audience.
- Lisa Moon, President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network, USA
PART 2 – MEET THE FOOD BANKERS:
Participants will be free to move between virtual breakout rooms and talk directly to food bank leaders from different parts of the world. This informal Q&A format provides a unique opportunity to ask your questions and learn how different food banks operate, the programs they run, and the support they need.
Leaders from the following food banks will be available to take your questions:
- Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos: Natascha Hinsch, Executive Director.
- FoodCycle Indonesia: Astrid Paramita and Herman Paramita, Co-Founders.
- Leket Israel: Gidi Kroch, CEO.
- Food Banking Kenya: John Gathungu, Executive Director.