Our emergency food network is comprised of over 250 partner agencies that are at the core of our work. These food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters are the key partners that distribute food directly to individuals and families in need.
Other not-for-profit agencies such as day care centers, rehabilitation centers, senior centers, and group homes are able to utilize membership as a way to supplement their agency food needs.
Food Bank of Central New York actively seeks community partners in our mission to feed the hungry. If your agency meets the criteria listed below, please contact us about becoming a member by calling (315) 437-1899.
- Partner agencies must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization (church status is acceptable in lieu of 501(c)(3) status) or partner with a local non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that will be fiscally, legally, and programmatically responsible for the agency described in the application.
- Emergency food services must be designed to meet the needs of individuals and families by providing quality nutritious food for distribution free of discrimination, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and sexual orientation.
- At least 51% of agency clientele must be low income or in crisis.
- All agencies must have adequate and clean food storage, preparation, and distribution areas that are not located in a staff or volunteer’s personal residence.
- The agencies must not use food to foster or advance religious or political views.
- Clients must not be charged a fee or asked for a donation for food.