Commitment to Action

Leveraging the Private Sector to Feed the Hungry

Commitment by

Global Foodbanking Network

In 2008, the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) committed to feed 500,000 school-aged children in five countries over three years. GFN will utilize the proven concept of food banking to improve and expand in-school and after-school feeding initiatives in India, South Africa, Argentina, Colombia, and Jordan. The goal is to link surplus food to hungry children, engage the private sector as central partners in this effort, and establish sustainable food bank systems that can provide a safety net to reduce hunger and malnutrition over the long term.
By April 2009, two new food banks were established in South Africa and Jordan. Three more food banks are planned in Mumbai, India in partnership with Lions Club International. In India also, GFN is beginning to source donated food from the largest mid-day meal provider in the country. Two new donors, Cargill Inc. and Procter and Gamble, have also come on board to support the commitment.

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Commitment

Leveraging the Private Sector to Feed the Hungry

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$3,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Africa

Countries

ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, INDIA, JORDAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Commitment by

Global Foodbanking Network

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Sawsan Alfayez, Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos, Fundación Banco Arquidiocesano de Alimentos de Colombia, Dla Piper Llp, Feedback, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Accenture LLP