Benefits of Becoming a Partner Agency

Food Bank of Central New York approaches our work with community distribution partners as a true partnership. There are many benefits working together on our shared goals of feeding the hungry and ending food insecurity throughout our 11 county service area. 

BENEFITS OF A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FOOD BANK INCLUDE:

  • Access to New York State funding, where and when available.
  • Access to the USDA’s TEFAP (commodities program).
  • Access to technical support and knowledge base via our food system professionals.
  • Access to low cost or no cost foods to supplement your food program.
  • Access to networking, training, and learning opportunities.
  • Access to information about community nutrition.
  • Free delivery on qualifying orders.

AS A FOOD BANK PARTNER AGENCY, YOUR FOOD PROGRAM WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

  • Provide a food safe and publicly accessible site for food storage, preparation or distribution.
  • Provide volunteers (or staff) adequate to the size and scope of your food distribution program.
  • Provide a fair and equitable food distribution that supplies recipients with a dependable food package at each visit.
  • Develop funding (grants, donations, etc.) to cover the cost of purchasing food from Food Bank of Central New York.
  • Provide timely reports about your program’s food related activities.

WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER:

  • Advocate for those in need of food at the local, state and national level.
  • Raise awareness of hunger here in our Central New York community.
  • Create new and innovative ways to help our friends and neighbors access the food they need.

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