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Food Bank Leaders Gather in San Antonio to Fight Global Hunger and Malnutrition

February 27, 2012
H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute

H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute

Food bank professionals from more than 25 countries spanning Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia will gather to find out how to help fight global hunger during the 6th Annual H-E-B/GFN Food Bank Leadership Institute. The Institute begins today at the San Antonio Food Bank and runs through March 2.

In curriculum designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector in developing and developed countries will learn the fundamentals of starting and sustaining a food bank, and share best practices in operations and logistics, food sourcing and fundraising to expand their capacity to feed their hungry neighbors.

While in San Antonio, H-E-B will share its best practices in fighting hunger in Texas and Mexico. Now in its 29th year, the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program has been recognized three times at a national level by Feeding America, at a local level by The Texas Food Bank Network and by AMBA – Mexico’s National Association of Food Bank, for the company’s contribution to help end hunger with food and financial contributions.

This year’s Institute is made possible by financial support from H-E-B, Kraft Foods Foundation, Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, General Mills Foundation, Cargill, and Sodexo. H-E-B, the major retailer throughout Texas and Northern Mexico, has been the primary partner in the Institute since its inception in 2006.

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