Portfolio Venture Philanthropy Portfolio Lebanese Food Bank The Lebanese Food Bank is the largest non-profit organisation in Lebanon dedicated to alleviating hunger and reducing food waste by redistributing excess food to the most vulnerable. Facts & Figures Read more Location: Beirut, Lebanon Alfanar Investee Since: 2020 Total Alfanar Investment: $40,000 Website: https://lebanesefoodbank.org/ SDGs: The Organisation The Lebanese Food Bank collects surpluses of food from 50 food partner restaurants, caterers, supermarkets, food producers and importers, and distributes it to more than 40,000 vulnerable individuals through a network of 75 NGOs across the country. In addition, the Lebanese Food Bank runs a cooking project, an awareness program and a food boxes programme through which they distribute dry food items to vulnerable populations in remote areas. Alfanar's Investment: Looking Ahead Through our pilot investment, Alfanar will support the Lebanese Food Bank in expanding their social impact by strengthening their presence in regions with high poverty rates while also helping them review their impact model and measurement tools. Alfanar will also help the Lebanese Food Bank study and launch a revenue generating activity and will accompany their transformation into a social enterprise that is less reliant on donor funding and more financially sustainable.