Annual Conference

The Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) is the must-attend event for those advancing the food banking model to alleviate hunger and reduce waste.

After the COVID-19 global pandemic forced a switch to virtual events, FBLI is returning as in-person event in March 2023. As the only global gathering exploring the vital role that food banks play in reducing food loss and waste while fighting hunger in local communities, FBLI has become a landmark event for food bank leaders, CSR / ESG executives establishing or deepening partnerships with food banks to advance corporate objectives, and thought leaders exploring solutions to reducing food loss and waste and the associated climate impact.

Join this global gathering of over 200 food bank leaders, social entrepreneurs, global corporate citizens, and experts from over 50 countries on the front lines of building more resilient food systems for the long term at FBLI 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico 20-22 March 2023. Since its inception in 2009, nearly 600 individuals from 74 countries have benefited from the training, idea sharing, and peer networking provided at FBLI.

Since the last in-person FBLI in 2019, the world has experienced great turmoil through the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, closely followed by a global cost-of-living crisis. These unforeseen events have caused huge disruption in food systems and supply chains across the world and resulted in many more people turning to food banks. Food banks have adapted and shown great resilience to meet these challenges and support their communities, but the global outlook remain highly uncertain. As we learn from each other and look ahead, the theme for FBLI 2023 is: Food Banking in an Age of Volatility.  

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About The Global FoodBanking Network

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) supports community-led solutions to alleviate hunger in nearly 50 countries. While millions struggle to access enough safe and nutritious food, nearly a third of all food produced is lost or wasted. We’re changing that. We believe food banks directed by local leaders are key to achieving Zero Hunger and building resilient food systems. For more information, visit

About Bancos De Alimentos De Mexico

We are a non-profit and non-partisan CSO (Civil Society Organization). Our network is made up of 53 Food Banks which rescue food throughout the entire value chain to bring it to families, communities and institutions that need it, and thus improve food and nutrition in Mexico. For more information, visit: