What’s behind the food banks in Latin America?
Food banks are a successful strategy to implement concrete actions within the framework of initiatives to consider prevention and reduction of food losses and waste, as a way to contribute to food and nutrition security of member countries and to Strengthening of food systems.
The country already has a National Committee for the Reduction of Food Losses and Waste that carries out actions to reduce losses and food waste in the country, working together from the public sector, private sector, international organizations and civil society.
The reduction of food losses and waste is also a line of action of the Action Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) 2025.
Food banks expand
In recent years the activity of food banks in Central America and the Caribbean is growing and there are currently food banks in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
The food banks in the region are supported by the Global Food Bank Network, an international non-profit organization fighting hunger in the world through the creation, support and strengthening of banks Of food around the world.
The Food Bank of the Dominican Republic is a non-profit institution dedicated to activities to reduce hunger and food losses in the Dominican Republic. This entity collects, selects and distributes large quantities of food in good condition, coming from the various sectors of the food chain and private donations.