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Working Together to Relieve Hunger (Europe, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Singapore and South Africa)
In this webinar we share ideas, stories, and best practices for working together with our food banking partners to relieve hunger. We discuss the purpose, resources and project ideas for the Lions Relieving the Hunger Campaign, and we will feature special guest presenters from the Global Foodbanking Network.


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  • Welcome Lions!We are very happy to be here with you today to present information on ways that Lions are working together to relieve hunger around the world. My name is Vanessa Avila and today I will be presenting information on ways that we are working together (with our partners) to relieve hunger around the world.
  • AgendaRelieving the Hunger Campaign OverviewLions Global ImpactWays you can help!Campaign ResourcesThe Global Food Banking Network OverviewPanel Session Q&A
  • The face of hunger is all too real. It has become younger and it includes the working poor, seniors and children. In today's economy, it also includes the newly unemployed – families who find themselves suddenly out of work and no longer able to afford the same life they've been living. Many have had to give up their homes and, in some cases, move away from family and friends in order to find new employment opportunities and a fresh start.The faces of hunger look like you and I because hunger knows no language, religion, or ethnicity.
  • The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, live in developing countries, representing 15 percent of the population of developing counties.
  • The Relieving the Hunger Campaign is a Global Service Action Campaign that focuses on hunger and malnutrition in communities around the world. The campaign takes place during the months of December and January.Lions are asked to plan service activities supporting hunger relief organizations and local food pantries.
  • During the months of December and January, we invite you and your club to join Lions around the world to help relieve hunger.Prepare and deliver food baskets to families in needPlant a community vegetable gardenOrganize a food drive and collect canned goodsHost a food bank leader to speak to your club Visit The Global FoodBanking Network website www.foodbanking.org for volunteer opportunities near you.
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    • 1. Working Together to Relieve Hunger November 14, 2013
    • 2. Today’s Agenda  Relieving the Hunger Overview  Lions Global Impact  Ways you can help!  Campaign Resources  Local Partnerships  The Global FoodBanking Network Overview  Panel Session
    • 3. The Faces of Hunger
    • 4. Global Hunger There are over 870 million people around the world who are food insecure.  The vast majority of food insecure people live in developing countries.  Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five.
    • 5. Our Global Network
    • 6. Relieving the Hunger Campaign The Relieving the Hunger Campaign is a Global Service Action Campaign that focuses on hunger and malnutrition in communities around the world. • The campaign takes place during the months of December and January. • Lions are asked to plan service activities supporting hunger relief organizations and local food pantries.
    • 7. Poll Question Has your club participated in a Relieving the Hunger project? Yes No
    • 8. Your Global Impact Service Activities FY 2012-13, Lions reported over 11,000 Activities under the Relieving the Hunger Campaign. Service Hours People Served Lions served over Reporting clubs dedicated over 517,000 hours to hungerrelated activities. 2.1 million people through Relieving the Hunger campaign projects worldwide.
    • 9. Ways you can help! During the months of December and January, we invite you and your club to join Lions around the world to help relieve hunger. Prepare and deliver food baskets to families in need Plant a community vegetable garden Organize a food drive and collect canned goods Host a food bank leader to speak to your club Visit The Global FoodBanking Network website (www.foodbanking.org) for volunteer opportunities
    • 10. Poll Question What kind of hunger projects has your club done in your community?      Food Collection Drives Holiday Food Baskets School Feeding Program Food Bank or Food Pantry Support We have not yet participated in a hunger service project
    • 11. “Relieving the Hunger” Resources Use the following resources to plan and promote your "Relieving the Hunger" Global Service Action Campaign project. • Call to Action Flyer: Get an overview of the "Relieving the Hunger" Global Service Action Campaign – and ideas to jumpstart your project. • Planning Guide: Use this step-by-step guide to organize your very own "Relieving the Hunger" project. • Project Ideas: Review ideas you and your club can use to participate in the campaign. • Food Drive Project Sheet: Use this project sheet to organize a food drive to alleviate hunger. • News Release: Send a news release to local media to help publicize your "Relieving the Hunger" project.
    • 12. Jeffrey D. Klein President and CEO The Global FoodBanking Network
    • 13. Supporting Food Banking as part of Relieving the Hunger Service Action Campaign 13
    • 14. Our Partnership Make local communities better by helping the most vulnerable • Our partnership helps Lions focus energies and significantly impact local communities • Volunteer support is critical to food banks – daily and long-term • Working with food banks, Lions can help supply communities and individuals with their most critical need – food • Lions can find a food bank and activities that fit time, talents, treasures and community needs 14
    • 15. Who We Are • Non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and reducing food waste • Create, support, and strengthen food banks and food bank networks around the world • Chicago-based • Work in 25+ countries, home to more than 1/3 of the world’s hungry people • Expertise in international food bank development and administration 15
    • 16. What is Food Banking? A link between surplus food and hunger 16
    • 17. The Food Banking Solution GFN works to alleviate hunger AND reduce food waste • GFN network food banks distributed 920 million pounds of food through 19,000 service agencies last year • Food banking helps hungry people and protects the environment • Food in landfills immediately begins to produce dangerous greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming 17
    • 18. Where We Work Africa: - Namibia - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - South Africa Europe: - Bulgaria - Russia - United Kingdom Oceania: - Australia Asia: - Hong Kong - India - Singapore - South Korea - Taiwan North America: - Canada - Mexico South America: - Argentina - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Ecuador - Paraguay - Uruguay Middle East: - Israel - Turkey Central America: - Costa Rica - Guatemala - Honduras - El Salvador - Nicaragua 18
    • 19. Ready to Get Involved? www.foodbanking.org 19
    • 20. Africa Egypt – The Egyptian Food Bank (EFB) www.egyptianfoodbank.com Moez El-Shohdi m.elshohdi@foodbankingregionalnetwork.com Namibia – Project in Development Schalk Walters - schalk@nlccf.org.na Nigeria – Foodbank Nigeria www.foodbankng.com Olaoulu Sasore – osasore@foodbankng.com / mail4laolu@yahoo.co.uk South Africa – Food Bank South Africa (FBSA) www.foodbank.org.za Andy Du Plessis – andy@foodbank.org.za 20
    • 21. Food Bank South Africa (FBSA) • Lions played an integral role in establishing FBSA in 2009 • Lions Club, represented by Viv Grater, is a FBSA Board Member • FBSA urgently needs: • more vehicles to support food collections and agency inspections • Volunteers to work at food banks and support food drives 21
    • 22. Asia Hong Kong – Feeding Hong Kong www.feedinghk.org Gabrielle Kirstein – gkirstein@feedinghk.org India – India FoodBanking Network www.indiafoodbanking.org Vandana Singh - Vandana.singh@indiafoodbanking.org Singapore – The Food Bank Singapore, Ltd www.foodbank.sg Nichol Ng – nichol@foodbank.sg South Korea – Korean National Food Bank www.foodbank1377.org Grace Kim - eunhyesw@gmail.com, Taiwan – Taiwan People’s Food Bank Association www.foodbank-taiwan.org.tw Lawrence Liu - liu.s88@msa.hinet.net 22
    • 23. Feeding Hong Kong (FHK) • Volunteer program launched in 2009 • FHK incorporated in 2011 with help of volunteers who donated funds, and collected, packed, and distributed foods • Current needs: • Warehousing and transportation • Food donations • Charity deliveries • Warehouse and office support 23
    • 24. Food Bank Singapore • Food bank founded by son and daughter of a long-time Lions member. Mom passed down the spirit of giving back! • Low awareness of food banking and food waste in Singapore. • Need Lions to band together, start a movement with like-minded organizations to spread the word, educate and source more food and other resources • Volunteers needed: • Reduce and ReUse Campaign • Adopt a “Food Box” • Spread the word 24
    • 25. India FoodBanking Network (IFBN) • IFBN collaborates with member food banks: • Delhi FoodBank (DFB) • Gurgaon FoodBank • Ghaziabad FoodBank • India has highest concentration of Lions per capita and Lions have been involved – including with the development of DFB • Lion member Mr. Neville Mehta is on IFBN Governing Board – great example of sharing time/talent to support food banks 25
    • 26. Europe Bulgaria – Bulgarian Food Bank www.bgfoodbank.org Tsanka Milanova - milanova@bgfoodbank.org Russia – Foodbank Rus (FBRUS) http://www.foodbankrus.ru/ Roman Zlatkin - info@foodbankrus.ru United Kingdom – FareShare UK www.fareshare.org.uk Lindsay Boswell - enquiries@fareshare.org.uk Relationship with: European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) www.eurofoodbank.eu Patrick Alix: feba@eurofoodbank.eu 26
    • 27. Europe Food Bank Russia • Recently became GFN certified • Virtual food bank • Needs: awareness, funds, food FareShare UK • Works closely with service clubs like Lions • Fare Share can direct Lions to closest depot or depot with needs suited to volunteers 27
    • 28. Middle East Israel – Leket Israel Website: www.leket.org.il Contact: Gidi Kroch – gidi@leket.org.il Turkey – Gıda Bankacılığı Derneği Website: http://www.gidabankaciligi.org/ Contact: Ugur Uralcan - ugur.uralcan@gidabankaciligi.org 28
    • 29. Leket Israel • Food rescue/redistribution efforts rely on volunteers • Will rescue more than 23 million pounds of produce in 2013 • Lions can: • Glean produce, rescue food from restaurants and food courts, redistribute food to feeding sites • Share contacts with food industry leaders • Support Leket research on waste in agriculture • Provide funds to support food rescue activities 29
    • 30. Summary: Volunteer Opportunities • Local • Participate in food bank development • Serve on Board of Directors • Volunteer at food banks or service organizations • Organize fundraisers • Donate: products, funds, equipment, special skills, to expand food bank capacity • Create awareness of your local food bank • Invite food bank leaders to speak to your group • Global • Spread the word, build the GFN community • Use social media, take and share photos, write articles • Like GFN on Facebook, follow on Twitter, visit foodbanking.org, subscribe to our newsletter • Donate funds to GFN to develop food banks in areas of need 30
    • 31. Getting Started • Find a Food Bank at foodbanking.org • Contact your local food bank • Get involved • Short-term • Long-term IMPORTANT – • Tell LCI and GFN about your efforts to support food banking. • We will share your stories! • You will inspire others! 31
    • 32. Thank You Jeff Klein President and CEO The Global FoodBanking Network jklein@foodbanking.org www.foodbanking.org @foodbanking www.facebook.com/foodbanking 32
    • 33. Jeffrey D. Klein President and CEO The Global FoodBanking Network Alan Gilbertson Co-founder and Director of the FoodBank South Africa
    • 34. Thank you! Please contact us at programs@lionsclubs.org and visit our website for more resources.