Global Impact

Partnering to Provide for Those Most in Need

Food security and adequate nutrition are critical components of health, well-being and economic productivity, yet approximately:

821 million people

in the world do not have enough food
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1 in 9

of the world’s population is starving
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More than 1.3 billion

tons of food is lost or wasted
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Source: The State of Global Food Banking 2018, October 2018

Global Hunger Partnership

PIMCO seeks to do our part to address global hunger by supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 2 – Zero Hunger and partnering with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN).

Through this global partnership we extend our efforts to combat hunger as both a systemic global issue and a local tragedy that prevents families and communities alike from reaching their full potential.

Because of food banks, more than 60 million hungry individuals have access to food.

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“Our employees have long supported efforts to alleviate hunger in the communities where we live and work, and this new partnership will allow us to reach even more people in need. By working together with GFN, we are supporting the creation of new food banks where they are most needed and accelerating the development and efficiency of food banks where they already exist, improving their sustainability and long-term impact.”

Emmanuel Roman
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, and President, The PIMCO Foundation

PIMCO’s Food Bank Partners

  • Central Texas Food Bank logo
  • Daily Bread Food Bank logo
  • Fare Share logo
  • Feeding Hong Kong logo
  • Australia Food Bank logo
  • Singapore Food Bank logo
  • Mesa Brazil logo
  • Munchner logo
  • NY Common Pantry logo
  • OC Food Bank logo
  • Second Harvest Japan logo
  • Taiwan Food Bank logo

Global Activation

  • $3m investment – PIMCO’s $3 million investment, beginning in 2018, supports the expansion and effectiveness of food banks in Latin America, South Africa, India, and also the launch of GFN’s Food Bank Incubator project which will help jump start food banking operations in vulnerable communities.
  • Share the Harvest – PIMCO’s annual food packing event in Austin, New York and Newport Beach benefits local partners Central Texas Food Bank, NY Common Pantry and the Orange County Food Bank. PIMCO has donated over $1,800,000, mobilized 6,900 volunteers, and packed 105,000 food boxes, collectively impacting 370,500 individuals since inception.*
  • Global Food Drive – During PIMCO’s 10th Annual Global Week of Volunteering, offices participated in local food drives.
  • Mobile Food Pantry – In 2018, PIMCO partnered with the Orange County Food Bank to launch a mobile food pantry.
  • World Food Day – Launched an internal Food Waste Awareness Campaign arming PIMCO colleagues with facts and resources to become a part of the solution.
*At January 2019

Nourishing the World – GFN’s State of Global Food Banking 2018 Report

Read 2018 Report
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