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After working for three years with the Clinton Global Initiative, AMR Research saw the need for a library of information and best practices on how to meet the needs of a diverse global populace. It committed to building a repository of case studies from past participants in the Initiative to help guide others through their commitments. The first of those case studies on the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is now available.
GFN has spent the past three years bringing the food banking model to the world. "Food banking is a very practical solution that delivers tangible results," says David Prendergast, president and CEO. He said his organization has found success by engaging locally to create a sustainable network.
One key resource of that network is participants' supply chain. Nearly all companies, regardless of how well they respond to demand signals or how efficient their supply chains are, have excess inventory with which they need to deal. Food banking offers an outlet for these scenarios:
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