How to become a Member Agency

How to Become a Member Agency

Member Agencies are the way Second Harvest is able to distribute food throughout the community.  Each Member Agency is given privileges to shop at our Distribution Center.  If your program, agency or faith-based organization would like to become a member agency of Second Harvest please follow the steps below:

1. Complete the required forms, as listed below:
Food Receipt Contract
Member Agency Application listing general and specific information about services and facilities, such as:

  • Soup Kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Programs

2. Send all member agency forms required to Second Harvest Food Bank for review. Ensure that requirements are met and the following copies are attached:

  • Copy of the 501c(3) letter from IRS designating your non-profit status
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Food Safety Certificate (for agencies serving food)

3. Schedule an on–site visit to verify the following:

  • Storage space
  • Adequate shelving
  • Refrigeration and freezer units are set at appropriate temperatures
  • General cleanliness and upkeep

4. The CEO will review and approve your application.

5. Once approval is obtained, Second Harvest Food Bank will notify the agency of their eligibility, and then

  • Authorized shoppers will be determined
  • Shopping day and time will be determined

Thank you for all your hard work and your dedication to assisting our neighbors in need.

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