Together FY2015 ANNUAL REPORT
“Working together we can move forward. Alone we can do nothing.” Ana Catalina Suarez Peña, Asociación de Bancos de Alimentos de Colombia
A Humanitarian Response to Hunger in a World of Plenty Nearly 800 million people around the world do not have enough to eat. At the same time, more than one-third of all food produced for humans goes to waste. There is enough food to feed the world. Hunger is less about the availability of food and more about physical and economic access to that food. Food banks get food from where it is available to places where people go without. It’s about logistics, networking, collaboration and caring… and that is the everyday work of GFN and our global network of food banks.
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) represents a culturally and geographically diverse group with a striking sense of community and shared purpose. Our collaborative spirit drives our organization, the individual food banks in our network, and the supporters that make our work possible.
Nutrition Equality Self-Reliance Partnership Progress Ken Jones Photography
LETTER FROM GFN LEADERSHIP
Changing Lives. Together. “Our world is getting smaller and smaller. You can go to any country and see how people are impacted not only by things that happen locally, but also by things that are happening around the world. So, it is in everyone’s best interests to ensure that all parts of the planet are working well together.” Pat Tracy, Chairman of the Board, The Global FoodBanking Network
For all humanity to grow and thrive, every individual must have access to nutritious food. When you think about it, nothing can happen without food. Children can’t grow and learn. Parents can’t work and they can’t take care of their families. If individuals aren’t prospering, the community can’t prosper.
Brought food banking to more areas of need GFN now works in 34 countries. This year we played a key role in the creation of the first food bank in Bangalore, India, and new food banks opened in China, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.
That’s why food banking is so important. Food banks nourish and nurture lives. They are a lifeline linking those in need with support services that help them become self-sufficient. Food is simply the catalyst.
Strengthened individual food banks and our collective ability to help more hungry people We continued to share our highly specialized food banking expertise with social entrepreneurs around the world. In addition, we mobilized essential resources—including food, funds and volunteers—by connecting food banks with global organizations with the means and ability to share.
This past year, GFN and food banks in our network nourished and improved the lives of millions of our neighbors in need. We are grateful to the generous individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations that helped us bring food, hope and opportunity to so many people around the world. Together, we made strong progress toward our core goals of alleviating hunger and reducing food waste. Fed more hungry people than ever before Food banks in the GFN network distributed more than 1.2 billion pounds of food through more than 28,000 social service organizations. This food nourished more than 6.5 million people and enabled beneficiary organizations—including schools, orphanages, senior centers, soup kitchens and more—to provide critical human services that help people lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. Helped protect the environment The network kept more than one billion pounds of perfectly edible food from going to waste. Food in landfill produces dangerous methane gas that contributes to global warming.
We would like to recognize and thank Jeff Klein, who served as GFN President and CEO for the past four and a half years. While Jeff is no longer serving in this capacity, he continues to be a strong supporter of GFN. Jeff took GFN from a small but growing organization to a globally recognized leader in the fight against hunger and food waste. He built a strong team that will execute a new strategic plan to guide GFN through our next stage of significant growth. Thank you for being part of our success. We hope that you will continue to support our mission as GFN enters our tenth year of fighting hunger and reducing food waste through food banking.
Pat Tracy Chairman of the Board
Christopher Rebstock Interim President and CEO, GFN Co-Founder, and Senior Vice President of Network Development FY2015 Annual Report / 1
GFN Highlights CHANGING LIVES
Nourished More People
Expanded the Global Network
million people fed
billion pounds of food rescued distributed
28,000 social service agencies
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STRENGTHENED PARTNERSHIPS AND CRITICAL ALLIANCES
GFN has close working relationships with food banking networks that support and promote food banking in their respective regions: • European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) – Europe • Feeding America – United States • Food Banking Regional Network – Middle East, most of Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan We collaborate with these networks to share best practices, mobilize resources, and promote our mutual interest in seeing a world free from hunger. We also partner with a number of global humanitarian and service organizations that align with our mission, including Feed My Starving Children, Stop Hunger Now, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and others.
New food banks: • Peru • Bangalore • Dominican Republic • Shanghai • Uruguay • Panama Food bank expansions: Food banks in Chile, Costa Rica, Taiwan and Hong Kong each opened a second branch to reach more people in need.
“It is so inspiring to know that we are part of a global movement that is making a difference every day!” Sarah Pennell, Business and Communications Manager, Foodbank Australia
Hunger is evolving. A decade ago, most of the world’s hungry people were in rural areas in low income, food deficit countries where there was a concentration of extreme poverty. Today, more of the world’s hungry people live in urban areas in countries that are classified as middle income. This changing dynamic, which will continue to increase as more countries become middle income, is driving the United Nations World Food Programme to work in different ways.
“Think of all the food banks around the world that would not be in existence if not for GFN.” Wayne Hellquist, GFN Board of Directors, Canada
Food banking is increasingly important to our organization. We look to GFN to provide insights and on-the-ground solutions in these areas. And we will continue to rely on GFN to help with local engagement to roll out food and nutrition programs. Stanlake J.T.M. Samkange, Policy and Programme Division Director, United Nations World Food Programme
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the POWER of FOOD BANKING
Mesa Brasil SESC
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TURNING AN IDEA FOR SOCIAL IMPACT INTO FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE All in a Day’s Work In the world of food banking, challenges and opportunities are different in every community. Local regulations, the availability of food sources, geography and even cultural feelings about helping others can vary significantly. Because of this, the food bank model must be adapted in each country. That’s where GFN comes in.
GFN Learning Center – We began work on an exciting new initiative for online education that will offer resources designed to deepen food bankers’ knowledge, advance their abilities and enhance leadership skills. Online ToolKits – GFN ToolKits help social entrepreneurs understand the dynamics of starting a food bank and initiate the food bank development process.
The GFN Network Development Team – With nearly 60 years of combined food banking experience, GFN experts are uniquely qualified to help food banks achieve success.
GFN directly connects our member food banks with global supporters that contribute valued assets, such as food, volunteers, warehouse and office space, equipment and vehicles, and professional services... along with compassion, enthusiasm and creativity.
Education and Training
H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute (FBLI) – Our international educational forum is an intensive four-day food banking immersion that strengthens individual food bank leaders and the global food banking community.
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Generous grants to GFN—for example, FY 2015 grants from the Abbott Fund, Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Foundation, Caterpillar Foundation, General Mills Foundation and others—make it possible for us to provide specific funding to help food banks expand into underserved areas, operate critical programs for children, and significantly increase their overall capacities to accept and distribute greater volumes of food.
Green Food Bank
The Bangalore Food Bank
CREATING NEW FOOD BANKS
Banco de Alimentos Panamá
Green Food Bank, Shanghai, China
The Bangalore Food Bank
Eve Li attended FBLI and it inspired her to start a food bank in Shanghai.
The launch of the first food bank in Bangalore, India, was a true collaborative effort. GFN partnered with global and local leadership of Griffith Laboratories, and the company became deeply engaged in all aspects of a food bank development project in Bangalore.
“I learned so much from GFN and from the other food bank leaders at FBLI. I have a plan to build a food bank immediately after I return home to China.” Eve Li, Director, Green Food Bank Eve and her colleagues launched the first food bank in mainland China less than three months after she attended FBLI!
Banco de Alimentos Peru GFN helped local social entrepreneurs turn a small food distribution program into a growing food bank that is on track to meet GFN’s international standards. “GFN gave us the business plan, explained the process, and showed us what success will look like. We continue to seek input from GFN as we expand.” Lía Celi, Executive Director, Banco de Alimentos Peru
Banco de Alimentos República Dominicana “GFN is a very important ally. They advise on many situations like how to deal with donors, beneficiaries and the public. GFN opens doors that we cannot open on our own. People are willing to listen and help us because we are connected to this credible global network.” Julien Bulliard, Executive Director, Banco de Alimentos República Dominicana
GFN advised the Griffith-led planning forum that included GFN supporters Grant Thornton and Rotary International, along with the India FoodBanking Network and several Bangalore businesses. The food bank opened on World Food Day (October 16) 2014.
Banco de Alimentos Panamá When a group of Panamanian business people wanted to start a food bank, they visited the GFN network food bank in Costa Rica. Food bank leaders there encouraged the Panamanian group to contact GFN. They did, and in less than a year, they opened the country’s first food bank and convinced their government to enact Good Samaritan legislation that encourages, directs and regulates food donations. “We took every bit of knowledge GFN shared! GFN provided advice specific to our situation, shared best practices from other network food banks, and developed a planning framework. Because of this, we were able to move quickly … and do it the right way.” Jorge Luis Carbonell, Director General, Banco de Alimentos Panamá
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STRENGTHENING FOOD BANKS GFN provides one-on-one support and counsel to help food banks address ongoing challenges, identify and re-imagine the potential for growth, work more efficiently, obtain more resources, and find ways to do more with the resources they already have.
FareShare UK - GFN Fuels Transformation “GFN’s role in the fight against hunger in the UK has been truly extraordinary. The volume of food we have received from the food industry has grown 33% in the past year. GFN’s support has been instrumental in enabling our expansion and providing more food to people who need it.” Lindsay Boswell, CEO, FareShare UK GFN has provided FareShare UK with significant multi-year grants made possible by the Caterpillar Foundation and the General Mills Foundation. These funds have enabled FareShare to create a more efficient and effective infrastructure, develop innovative solutions to obtain and deliver more food, and expand the reach of their services to new areas of increasing poverty and hunger. For example, FareShare East Midlands (Leicester) started small, distributing food from a local church hall. Today, it is a key FareShare Regional Centre housed in a substantial industrial warehouse. The Centre distributes food to beneficiary organizations across a broad geographical area, most of which was previously unserved. GFN has provided financial support for much of this expansion as a result of grants GFN has received from the Caterpillar Foundation since 2012. The Caterpillar Foundation – Since 2012, the Caterpillar Foundation has made investments in GFN that total more than US$1.4 million. Last year, Caterpillar Foundation grants enabled us to support programs of FareShare UK, Bancos de Alimentos de México (BAMX) and The Food Bank Singapore. Funding to BAMX is helping Banco de Alimentos de Monterrey access more fresh produce and improve the quality of food delivered to people in extreme poverty. Funding to The Food Bank Singapore is supporting a prepared food recovery pilot program to reduce food waste and get more food to hungry people. The General Mills Foundation – Since 2011, the General Mills Foundation has made grants of more than US$1 million to GFN to support general operations and the H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute. In FY 2015, the Foundation support to GFN enabled us to provide a grant of US$250,000 to FareShare UK. 6 / The Global FoodBanking Network
Yvonne Davies / FareShare UK
Central America - Fostering Regional Collaboration Despite close proximity and good intentions, food banks in Central America have found it difficult to share ideas and resources. The reasons include cultural and conversational differences, along with mountainous terrain that inhibits travel. To make it easier for food banks in the region to work together, GFN initiated a new, regional approach and appointed a dedicated advisor to support the effort. This has enabled food banks to share ideas and connections and will lead to enhanced capabilities for individual food banks and for the entire region. “We are opening eyes to opportunities, breaking down barriers that keep products from going from warehouses to food banks, and opening doors for new sources of food all around the region. Working together, I think we will move mountains.” Alfredo Kasdorf, GFN Special Advisor to Latin American Food Banks
Educate Train Inspire
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9TH ANNUAL H-E-B/GFN FOOD BANK LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (FBLI) FBLI 2015 was the largest and most diverse global food banking symposium yet. This unique, dynamic learning event made a positive impact on individual attendees and on the collective will of the food banking community to find ways to rescue more food and nourish more hungry people. “You are not going to believe this, but it is true. I came back a totally different person. I feel like I have seen something that has always been there, but that I couldn’t really see before.” Magaly Quintana Ruiz, Director of Procurement and Fundraising, Bancos de Alimentos de México
“I really enjoyed meeting with the regional food bankers. Their passion and enthusiasm was inspiring. I’m looking forward to future collaborations with them.” Brigitte Burgoyne, Director of Global Employee Involvement, Cargill
“Thank you for the opportunity to take part in meaningful dialogue around global hunger. We recognize that hunger is tied to the broader challenge of poverty, and we are honored to partner with GFN to help those in need.” Kerry H. Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
“To be successful, we must look ahead and invest in our leaders. That’s what GFN does every day. It’s particularly apparent here at FBLI where there are so many people who are changing people’s lives. This is the result of that investment.” Danny Flores, Public Affairs Manager, H-E-B
FBLI EXPERIENCE = POSITIVE ACTION The FBLI experience—learning new skills, embracing brave ideas, and making mutually beneficial connections—leads to action. Aspiring and experienced food bankers have gone on to launch new food banks, expand food banks to reach more people, and implement programs that promote self-sufficiency. For corporate supporters, FBLI is an efficient way to learn more about food banking, interact with food bank leaders, and find local opportunities to activate global philanthropic programs.
THANK YOU! FBLI would not have been possible without the generosity of our supporters: H-E-B, the General Mills Foundation, the Kellogg Company Fund, Maor Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Cargill, Griffith Laboratories, The DLA Piper Foundation, Bloomberg LP, Ingredion, and The Madison Energy Group. We also are extremely grateful to our host, the Houston Food Bank. FY2015 Annual Report / 7
Banco de Alimentos Guatemala
Equality Self-Reliance Brighter Futures FOOD BANKS NOURISH LIVES Some people are born to difficult situations. Others temporarily fall on hard times. But every person, regardless of life’s circumstances, deserves the opportunity to realize his or her potential and lead a productive and fulfilling life. Food banks help make that possible. Food banks are a central link in an interconnected chain of service organizations that, together, help address the causes of hunger and malnutrition and promote sustained change.
HELPING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS Red de Alimentos Chile – Senior care facility built thanks to food bank donations Elderly residents of a senior center in Santiago have a new assisted living facility to call home thanks to Red de Alimentos (Red), GFN’s member food bank in Chile.
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT Banco de Alimentos de Guatemala – Making bracelets, chocolate and a living wage
For the past four years, Red has provided food to Villa de Ancianos to nourish 180 seniors who rely on this Center to provide food, shelter, medical care and a sense of community. Without the burden of finding and paying for food, the Center has been able to focus on what it does best: providing care for the elderly.
Women in many countries have little access to education and few opportunities to earn a living. Without a job, it is nearly impossible for a mother living in poverty to support herself and her family.
“Red’s food donations enabled us to save money and redirect funds to services that help our residents. We would never have been able to build our wonderful new assisted living facility without the food bank.” Adeline Arroyo, Director, Villa de Ancianos 8 / The Global FoodBanking Network
Banco de Alimentos de Guatemala is helping break the cycle of poverty and hunger by offering programs that teach women marketable skills, enabling them to earn a living wage. Women learn how to make and market products like jelly, chocolate and bracelets. The true end product is self-confidence and independence.
Alimento para Todos Kellogg Company of South Africa
GIVING CHILDREN A HEALTHY START AT LIFE
For students like Axel, Ian and Estev, the BackPack Program has been life changing. Each of the boys has grown physically, socially and academically since they began bringing home nutritious food for the weekend.
GFN and every food bank in our network place a high priority on nourishing and nurturing children to give them a chance to learn, grow and succeed.
The BackPack Program – Food for the weekend helps children succeed
Kellogg Company’s Breakfasts for Better Days™ – Food banks distribute 25,000 breakfasts to school children each day!
Each school weekend, 250 children in Mexico City receive backpacks filled with food thanks to the dedicated funding GFN received from the Abbott Fund, the foundation of the global healthcare company Abbott. These funds enabled GFN to make a grant to the Alimento para Todos food bank through GFN’s member Bancos de Alimentos de México (BAMX). This food nourishes the students, as well as their families, on weekends when they do not have access to food through school feeding programs. Since 2011, more than 19,000 backpacks have been distributed to children in Mexico through BackPack Programs.
Kellogg Company’s Breakfasts for Better Days™ (BFBD) program launched in 2013 with a goal to help donate one billion servings of cereals and snacks—half of which are breakfasts—to children around the world by the end of 2016. Working with food banks in the network, GFN facilitates and expands food distribution to ensure food is getting to those in need. The company and its charitable arm, the Kellogg Company Fund, along with partners, including GFN and our member food banks, have provided more than 900 million total food servings since BFBD launched. By relieving their hunger, we are giving children the chance to reach their full potential at school and in life. Together, we are making a positive impact. GFN and member food banks in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey are proud to partner with Kellogg Company’s BFBD initiative, helping provide 25,000 breakfasts to children each day.
“What many don’t realize is that investing in school breakfast programs is actually an investment in the future. In Australia, for example, every kilogram of food that goes to the 137,290 breakfasts provided to Australian children each week through a school breakfast program results in a long-term social return* of AUD $110 in terms of improved physical health and school performance.” Jason Hincks, CEO, Foodbank Australia *Foodbank Australia Hunger in the Classroom report, 2015 FY2015 Annual Report / 9
GFN represents food banks in our network and facilitates relationships with individuals, businesses and organizations that have resources food banks need and the desire to make a difference. “Being part of GFN is a fantastic benefit, especially when developing partnerships with multinational companies. Membership is like a seal of approval and reassures donors of our credibility.” Gabrielle Kirstein, Executive Director, Feeding Hong Kong
“We know that GFN network food banks have been vetted; they are legitimate and well run organizations. This expedites the process for us so we can get right to work helping hungry people.” Brian Nash, Director, Sustainability and Environment, Ingredion
“GFN is our eye on the world. They knew what we were doing in Colombia [at Saciar] and matched us with a great donor in the US.” Gloria Ospina, Project Coordinator, Fundación SACIAR
We are grateful to food donors, such as Kellogg Company, Unilever, Néstle, Carrefour, Danone, Grupo Exito, Mondeléz International, Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Alqueria, PepsiCo, and Grupo Nutresa, that have generously donated food and other products that nourish hungry people. 10 / The Global FoodBanking Network
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Connecting People... for Good!
“Giving back is good for business. Employees like to work for companies that have a powerful social conscience and communities rally around companies that help support local and global causes.”
We also are thankful to the organizations outside of the food industry that found unique and valuable ways to support our work, for example: • The Madison Energy Group donated 92 EnerG2 units that help food bankers accurately measure refrigerator and freezer temperatures so they run more efficiently. • Hilton Worldwide provided Hilton HHonors TM Points that reduced our travel expenses, enabling the GFN Network Development Team to provide more in-country assistance. • DLA Piper LLP (US) provided pro bono legal services. • Macquarie Group Foundation provided funding to support the new GFN online Learning Center. • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) employees devoted thousands of hours globally to support food banking in local communities. As part of the bank’s overall hunger relief efforts including the My Environment Wasteless Lunch Program, BofAML ran a series of employee events to raise awareness of hunger and the environmental impact of food waste. Employees in nine countries—Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, Belgium, Turkey, Spain and Italy—volunteered to support food banks.
Food Distribution – Finding a home for 100,000 meals Stop Hunger Now had 100,000 pre-packed meals available in Brazil. When the intended recipient could not handle the distribution, Stop Hunger Now called on GFN. We opened the door for Mesa Brasil SESC, and the food bank was able to distribute this unexpected gift of nutritious food that fed thousands of hungry people.
Rice University Students
Volunteer Trips – Creating a Meaningful Experience
Students at Rice University’s Center for Civic Leadership were seeking a volunteer opportunity where they could make a real difference. The Bulgarian Food Bank needed help with its bi-annual food drive. We brought them together and organized a two-week, on-site volunteer project in Sofia, Bulgaria. Students handled a variety of activities, including working in the warehouse, serving food at a soup kitchen, and helping with the food drive that collected 6.7 tons of food. “Our food drive is a huge undertaking. We wouldn’t have been able to manage it without the students who donated so many working hours in a short period of time.” Tsanka Milanova, Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Bank
“GFN and the Bulgarian Food Bank were co-educators in our students’ learning process. The experience exposed students to culture, politics, and history of Bulgaria, and it showed them how food disparities impact the lives of people locally and globally.” Lauren Caldarera, Associate Director, Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University
We hope to organize more service trips to inspire volunteers and help food banks in the GFN network.
More than 1,300 Carrefour volunteers joined forces with food bank volunteers in 2,300 Carrefour stores around the world during the Carrefour Foundation’s second annual international food collection campaign in November 2014. The equivalent of 42 million meals was collected to feed hungry people. GFN, along with FEBA, played a key role in ensuring that network food banks received this generous supply of food.
Nineteen Griffith Laboratories facilities in 13 countries collaborated with more than 50 product suppliers worldwide for the company’s Produce for Hunger initiative. Produce for Hunger delivered 1.3 million easy-to-prepare meals to 18 food banks, non-governmental organizations, and local communities in one day. GFN linked Griffith with food banks around the world to help ensure an efficient distribution process.
Intellectual Capital IBM’s most talented employees provide pro bono counsel to help organizations in the developing world. We brought IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) together with BAMX in 2014 and initiated a successful pilot effort with the food bank in Merída, Mexico. This past year we partnered with IBM CSC on food bank projects in two more cities in Mexico—Toluca and Monterrey—and in three South American countries—Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador. These efforts helped food banks improve their supply chain practices and overall operations. As a result, more food was distributed and more people were fed. In Argentina, a mobile app was created that helped expand volunteer engagement.
Global Impact Rotary International extended our initial two-year service partnership agreement for an additional three-year period. Rotarians around the world are actively engaging in efforts to help local food banks. GFN is helping Lions Clubs International achieve its goal of helping 25 million hungry people by 2018 in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. FY2015 Annual Report / 11
THE GLOBAL FOODBANKING NETWORK
Financial Statements STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents
Total current assets 1,449,092 1,222,513 Equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $22,962 and $20,088, respectively, for 2015 and 2014
Project grants payable
Other accrued liabilities
Total current liabilities
LIABILITIES Accounts payable
NET ASSETS Banco de Alimentos RepĂşblica Dominicana
Unrestricted 1,089,062 1,008,800 Temporarily restricted
Total net assets 1,251,841 1,133,846
Total liabilities and net assets
The financial information presented here is drawn from the audited financial statements for The Global FoodBanking Network for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 presented in accordance with accounting standards used in the United States. A complete set of Audited Financial Statements and the Form 990 are available at www.foodbanking.org.
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2015 Temporarily STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Unrestricted Restricted Total Public support and revenue Public support Individual contributions $ 220,763 $ 70,110 $ 290,873 Foundation contributions 183,217 137,000 320,217 Corporate contributions 1,002,151 1,064,649 2,066,800 Other organizations 830 2,025 2,855 Net assets released from restriction 1,236,051 (1,236,051) Revenue Other revenue 31,825 - 31,825
Total public support and revenue 2,674,837
Expenses Program services 1,883,162 Supporting services General and administrative 379,733 Fund development 341,822 Total supporting services 721,555
Total expenses 2,604,717
- 1,883,162 - - -
379,733 341,822 721,555
Increase in net assets before in-kind 70,120 37,733 107,853 In-kind transactions Public support and revenue Donated goods and services
Total in-kind public support and revenue 528,458
Expenses Program services Supporting services General and administrative Fund development Total supporting services
224,644 39,612 264,256
- - -
224,644 39,612 264,256
Total in-kind expenses 518,316 Increase in net assets, in-kind Increase in net assets
10,142 - 10,142 80,262 37,733 117,995
Net assets, beginning of period 1,008,800
Net assets, end of period
$ 1,251,841 FY2015 Annual Report / 13
CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS
Thank You! CHANGING LIVES TOGETHER We are deeply grateful to the many individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations who joined us in changing lives together this past year. We value your commitment and collaboration in helping us get good food to hungry people while reducing food waste in 34 countries around the world. While we have made every effort to list each donor correctly, please notify the GFN Development Department if a listing has been inadvertently misspelled or omitted. These contributions were made between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
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Kellogg Company of South Africa
Caterpillar Foundation General Mills Foundation
US$10,000 – US$99,999
Abbott Fund Bank of America Charitable Foundation Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference Foundation Bloomberg LP Cargill DLA Piper Foundation DOT Foods, Inc. Trustees’ Philanthropy Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fox Family Foundation Grant Thornton LLP Griffith Laboratories Foundation, Inc. H-E-B Ingredion Incorporated Kellogg Company Fund Macquarie Group Maor Foundation Ryan Enterprises Group Tracy Family Foundation
Up to US$10,000
105 Cockrell Interests, Inc. Alpha Phi Omega Amazon.com, Inc. Anonymous Anonymous Apogee Enterprises, Inc. Bank of Montreal Group of Companies Meg and Tim Callahan Family Foundation Chase Properties, Ltd. Fair Oaks Capital LP Betty S. and Robert B. Frank Charitable Foundation The Robert H. Forney Trust GFN Employee Memorial Fund, in memory of Artis Koehler
Globe Foundation GoodSearch Gunn Construction Co. J.A.M. Foundation Gerald A. and Karen A. Kolschowsky Foundation Mac Property Management, LLC McCall Family Foundation Mickelson Family Foundation Network for Good Frances and Elliot Lehman Fund, New Prospect Foundation Benjamin and Joanna Nummy Trust Old Joe Club Charities, Inc. Pine Tree Commercial Realty LLC Pledgeling Foundation Power Construction Company, LLC Regent Properties Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Inc. RTM Engineering Consultants, LLC Rudnick Family Foundation S3, Inc. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP Sedgwick Investments Chicago, LLC The Silverman Group, Inc. StoneCastle Partners LLC The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
CORPORATE MATCHING, WORKPLACE GIVING AbbVie Inc. AT&T Employee Giving Aidmatrix Foundation Bank of Montreal Group of Companies BNY Mellon Community Partnership Cadwalader, Wikersham and Taft LLP GE Foundation Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program Grainger Matching Gifts Charitable Program
JP Morgan Chase Foundation PayPal Giving Fund PriceWaterhouse Coopers TechBridge, Inc. YourCause
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS Anonymous at National Philanthropic Trust Richard and Andrea Burridge Charitable Fund, The Chicago Community Trust Jill and Phil Calian Philanthropic Fund, Fidelity Charitable Capestrain-Tracy Family Fund, The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln Thomas Elden Charitable Gift Fund, The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Ferguson Staton Family Fund, The Chicago Community Trust Fleiss Family Fund, Fidelity Charitable Dan and Magee Gordon Stewards Fund, The Barnabas Foundation Honey and Ace Fund, The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Kayser Family Foundation Fund, The DuPage Community Foundation Legan Family Charitable Fund, Fidelity Charitable Renee Logan Foundation, Fidelity Charitable Laura and Leonard Loventhal Fund, Fidelity Charitable The Robert and Lisa Merenda Family Fund, Schwab Charitable Shannon Charitable Fund, Fidelity Charitable Springfield Tracy Fund, The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln Thomas R. Sturges Fund, Fidelity Charitable Joe and Jill Tracy Family Fund, The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri Williamson Giving Fund, Fidelity Charitable
US$25,000 Up to US$1,000,000 Anonymous Cheri Fox Patrick and Jane Tracy
US$5,000 Up to US$25,000
Robert L. Cahill, Jr. Federico González Celaya Jeffrey and Alexandra Klein Yung Bong and Peggy Lim Elizabeth MacLean Jason Ramey William Rudnick and Lisa Walker William B. and Mary K. Thomas Dorothy A. Tracy
US$1,000 Up to US$5,000
Patrick Alix Michael Bacevich Safiatou Ba-N’Daw Kevin and Erin Bird James Brogan John Chen Eleanor Butt Crook The Crown Goodman Family Elizabeth Dewey Stephen and Lois Eisen Diana Ferguson Nancy Forney Bob and Kim Gallo Anonymous Claude Gendreau Anonymous Terry and Renee Graber Brian and Andrea Greene Brian and Sue Griffith John W. Grinney and Heidi J. Westland Grinney Evans and Susan Hammond Rachel Hedgecorth Wayne Hellquist Michael Holmberg and Louise Berner-Holmberg Christopher Kennedy Stewart and Donna Kohl
Karen L. Kurek Fredrick H. L. McClure Christopher J. McGowan Roger Meltzer Sean and Jamilah Murray Trevor and Sheila M. Myers Raju and Lisa Patel Sunil Puri Jay Rains Christopher and Marlene Rebstock Richard Ryan Beth Saks and Scott Fithian David R. Scherer Katharine Schmidt David R. Schwartz Sherry Siegel Ric and Amy Silva Elliot Surkin James H. Swartchild, Jr. Diana Lynn Tracy Lauren Tracy Ryan Tracy Thomas L. and Catherine Tracy John L. and Peggy A. Walding Donald and Jean Walker Jonathan Wasserman Phillip H. and Heather Wilhelm Troy Zander
US$100 Up to US$1,000
Yasmeen Abuhmaidan Jason G. Adess Howard and Marcia Aduss Yasser Ahmed Sofia Alvarez Anonymous Fatin Awad Waleed Azzam Allen P. Ashley Peter Astiz Philip Baer Charles A. Baker III William T. Barry Michael A. Bedke Kathleen A. Birrane Roy and Angela Bliley Amy Boonstra Charles and Sally Borgman Barbara Bosshardt
John Brandt John A. Brewton Robert T. and Elaine G. Bryan Michael A. and Jean C. Buckley Jim Bunegar and Vicki Carney David B. Buss Haydee Caldero and Nicholas Delgado Sue and Tom Canepa Dario Raul Cardona Herrera Lisa Carr Nancy Cascella Sam Cassello Sandra Cath Janet Celly Phyllis Cheng Andrea Cohen Brian and Judith Cohen Lara D. Compton John Coons Dan Cooperman Ayshea Cummins Americo Da Corte Parul Dalal Charles Daroff Octavia Davis James F. DeRose Dave DeWalt Paul Dickard John Didrickson David Dirks Jennifer Daute Gerald Dudeck David Duncan Angelica Duquediaz Charles L. Edwards Nancy Emmans Bill and Tricia Enright Jay Epstien Kate Faver and Cathy Gerdes Lisa Fithian-Barrett Alta F. Forney John W. and Patricia C. Galanis Thomas F. and Marland J. Gengler James Gilligan Allen J. Ginsburg Jonathan Glick Sandra Gohn Ronald Gould Paul Lawrence Grane Denislav Georgiev
Robert J. Gruendel Leonard Gubar Sharon Haar Tim and Brianna Hammerly John W. and Cathleen Hammerschlag Karen Hanner Kathryn Hanson Kelly Tubman Hardy Enmanuel Huaman John Heneghan Michael A. Herman Robert D. and Kelly C. Horne F. Parker Hudson Michael W. Husman Michael and Kathleen Iberis Marc and Debbie Jacobs Stephen Jones Mansur Kamruddin Elizabeth Kaplan Sandra Y. Kellman Jodi Kennedy Kevin Kenning Robert Kingsley Richard Kirkpatrick Abby Kirsch Richard F. Klawiter Nancy Klenk Timothy S. Knowlton and Lisa Wyatt Knowlton Sheldon Krantz Tom and Robin Lee David Levin Richard M. Levin and Sally J. McDonald Heidi Levine Richard D. Lewis and Susan Faux-Lewis Katharine J. Liao Harriet Lipkin George and Abby Lombardi Andrew and Ellen Goldberg Luger Jeffrey and Karin Maddox Katherine Maehr and Sam Pickering Ernest Manuel Richard Marks James D. Mathias Steve and Anne McClary James McCormick Mary Ellen McKee
David Mendelsohn Elaine Merians Michael E. Meyer Jeffrey and Annie Millar Dawn H. Miller John and Susan Millhuff Kira L. Mineroff John Mitchell and Sara Hays Gerald and Lisa Moore Jessica Mora Portia Morrison Joe Neri and Lisa Leib Terry and Katherine Nichols Theodore J. Novak Rob Oakum Aaron R. O’Donnell Brian Offutt Michael and Julie Oleshansky J. Terence O’Malley Jesse W. Ostrow Jeffrey N. Owen Stephanie Owens Jackie K. Park Kyan Parker Gary A. Pines Amy Plato Mugdha Raje David and Mollie Rattner David L. Reifman Marc Reinisch Mitchell Rogatz Steven and Ellen Rogin Gerald Rokoff John W. Rutledge Michael P. Ryan Brian T. Schinderle Kenneth L. Schmetterer H. Eric Schockman Peter Schwartz Jane Bell Scott Neal L. Seltzer Alaa Shakir Jeffrey M. Shohet Jill and David Sickle Patrick Smith and Cynthia Merris-Smith Prithu Somani Bryan and Brooke Stokes Camilo Suárez Domínguez John L. Sullivan
Benny Ton James and Jil Tracy Pranav and Urmi Trivedi Craig H. Tuber Jim Walton Mark Werwath Joseph Wisniewski Lawrence A. Wojcik I. Peter Wolff Cathe Wood Yun-Ya Yang Emma Rothfeld Yashar Christopher Young Alec Yu Gina Zawitoski Philip F. Zeidman Don Zeilstra Ursula Zeitlmann Randy Zeno Mark and Margie Zivin
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Mary Baldwin Holly Bartecki Bridget Blank John L. and Susan K. Blodgett Christopher and Jennifer Lee Boone Emily Burnett Colleen Campbell Kelly and Marcia Cannon Edith F. Canter and Fred Wellisch Rimona Shamini Chadraw Brandon E. Cherry Steven H. Cohen and Debbie Mendeloff Kenneth Day Jackie DeCarlo Shri Doraiswamy Monique Drafts Wendy Duplechain Madeleine Felix Michael Gershowitz Suja Gopinathan Margaret and George Gosnell David Guo Brandon Harvey Daniel Hsiao Scott and Beth Inbinder Harold Jaffe
Mekeda Johnson-Brooks Katarina Kasdorf Robert and Carolyn Kassing Christy Kearney Anthony Kitchen Miasar Kittaneh Susan Kost Robert B. Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Arielle Maldonado Daniel Mandelbaum Titica X. Manolukas Danny Markus George H. Martini Jhosselynne Medrano Nathaniel McKitterick David Millar Alison M. Mitchell Joshua Nowack Kenneth L. and Elaine Robbins Okin Devi Palanivel Michelle Yu Tung Pang Tarak Patel Arijit Paul Ron Porras Joel and Sandy Pundmann Ellanor Revenga Laura Riley Soheil Roshan Susan H. Sanford Meera Shiwlochan Jerome and Ann Stern Sowmya Tadikonda Tuyet A. Tran Jean E. Ubaudi Vladimir Verchinine Martin N. Visconti Drew Von Bergen Douglas and Brenda Walker Michael Wallach Jack Zeramby
SPECIAL THANKS: Bridgewater Design Inc. DLA Piper LLP (US) Ken Jones Photography MidAmerican Printing Systems, Inc.
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“Food banking is one of the few opportunities we have to address a number of issues that affect our people and our planet at the same time. Food banks provide food to the hungry, which has many benefits. In addition, food banking helps our environment by reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfills, cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, food banking allows people who want to share their gifts to provide for a better world.” Pat Tracy BOARD OF DIRECTORS At June 30, 2015 Pat Tracy — Chairman Chairman of the Board DOT Foods United States
Wayne Hellquist — Vice Chairman President Future Quest Consulting Canada
Secretary General European Federation of Food Banks France
Safiatou Francoise Ba-N’Daw Managing Director, Alizes Consultants Executive Vice Chair, Niger Omega United States
16 / The Global FoodBanking Network
Cristián Cardoner Partner Cinear S.A. Argentina
Carol Criner CEO Pathable, Inc. United States
President and CEO Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee United States
Executive Director, The Fox Family Foundation Director – Leket Israel – Israel’s National Food Bank Israel
Director FoodBank South Africa Bermuda
President and CEO Houston Food Bank United States
Ellen Goldberg Luger
Retired, Vice President Global Philanthropy and Volunteerism General Mills, Inc. United States
Jason D. Ramey
National Managing Partner, International Client Services Grant Thornton LLP United States
William A. Rudnick Partner DLA Piper LLP (US) United States
Katharine Schmidt Executive Director Food Banks Canada Canada
William B. Thomas
Chief Supply Chain Officer Feeding America United States
General Counsel Allen Ginsburg
Retired from GFN Board During FY2015 Jean Delmelle
Director, Belgian Federation of Food Banks Belgium
Federico González Celaya President The National Council BAMX Mexico
Director Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos Argentina
Partner DLA Piper LLP United States
Photo: Leket Israel
“It takes a bunch of brave people to find a solution. It’s not always easy. Every country has its own different challenges and opportunities. But, if everyone works together in the same direction it definitely puts the world in a better place.” Nichol Ng, The Food Bank Singapore
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating global hunger and reducing food waste. We do this by collaborating to develop food banks in communities where they are needed around the world, and by supporting food banks where they already exist. Ken Jones Photography
Bancos de Alimentos de México
In 2016, GFN will celebrate a decade of growing and strengthening food banking around the world. Stay tuned for announcements of our bold goals for both the coming year and the years ahead. We hope you will stay connected. Sign up for our eNews at www.foodbanking.org.
Gratitude Thank you for choosing to be part of the GFN community. We are grateful that you have entrusted us to be stewards of your global goodwill. Together, we are making our world a better place for this and future generations. Together, we are Changing Lives. 203 N. LaSalle Street Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60601 USA +1.312.782.4560 www.foodbanking.org facebook.com/foodbanking
Photos L to R: Kellogg Company of South Africa, Red de Alimentos Chile, Ken Jones Photography, Edgar Sanchez / Banco de Alimentos de Guatemala, James Darling / FareShare UK