On February 13 and 14, GCCA and members GridMarket, The Farmlink Project, and United States Cold Storage joined the Global Foodbanking Network’s (GFN) networking and roundtable session in New York City. The event was hosted by GFN and connected various food rescue partners across the U.S. The programming allowed participants to network with one another and discuss key issue areas for GFN and food banks, including access to reliable data, improving resiliency of food systems, and new technologies driving food rescue organizations forward.

Challenges such as premium costs for donations that require repackaging, organizing just-in-time deliveries, energy access, and crisis management are ever-present. GCCA will continue to work with our members around the world to develop practical recommendations for reducing food loss and waste and supporting food rescue.

As part of GCCA’s Food Maximization Initiative, GCCA/GCCF has formed a partnership with GFN to provide cold chain technical assistance and connect food banks globally with GCCA members who can provide the necessary infrastructure for redistributing safe food from landfills to food banks. To date, 47 food rescue organizations have joined as complementary GCCA members under this Initiative.

Published Date

March 19, 2024


Cold Chain Development, Food Loss & Waste, Sustainability


United States


Global Cold Chain Foundation