Becoming A Partner Agency
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan distributes food to needy individuals through a network of human service agencies across 22 counties of eastern Michigan. Only agencies located in the Food Bank’s service area can be members of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (counties in the Food Bank’s service area).
Partner agencies include church pantries, homeless shelters, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and more… The primary criteria that an organization must meet to become a Food Bank member is having 501 (c) (3) or equivalent status from the IRS. Most churches qualify for Food Bank membership under this section of the IRS Code.
Have questions about the 501(c)3 requirement?
Download 501(c)3 Explanation here
You can contact our Agency Relations Department @ (810)238-4441 and ask about any aspect of membership.
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Attn. Agency Relations Dept, 2300
Lapeer Rd., Flint, MI 48503
A completed must application include the following:
- Compete Application With Signed Product Receipt and Inspection Form.
- A Copy of Your Organization’s 501(c)3 Determination Letter From the IRS.
- A Signed Copy of the Last Page of the Food Bank’s Policies and Procedures Handbook.
After receiving your compete application, someone from the Food Bank will be in contact with you to review your application and schedule a visit to inspect your food storage facilities. Following the site inspection and application review, a determination is made regarding acceptance into the Food Bank’s network of agencies.