How to Become a Member Agency

Wiregrass Area Food Bank Member Agencies include food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community service organizations, and child and adult daycare centers. Read about how to get started below!

Qualifications For Member Agencies

To partner with the Food Bank, all member agencies must:
  • Be an agency that serves the hungry or other special needs groups
  • Distribute food directly to its clients in the form of meals or packaged food boxes for emergency use
  • May NOT charge clients for meals served or food received
  • Provide adequate, clean food storage
  • Be a recognized church or a tax exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) charity
  • Maintain all records as required by the Food Bank
  • Support the Food Bank by participating in the shared maintenance fee for food received from the Food Bank
  • Give Civil Rights Assurances to clients served

Steps To Become An Agency

  • Make arrangements for a Food Bank tour and find out if your agency qualifies
  • Get an application by calling the Food Bank at 334-794-9775
  • Complete the application and return it to the Food Bank
  • Food Bank staff will schedule an initial site visit
  • Application is presented to the Food Bank Board of Directors for approval
  • Attend an agency orientation (held on the third Friday of every month)
  • Agency becomes a member of the Food Bank family and begins shopping and fighting hunger!

Forms Agencies Use

All agencies must complete a Quarterly Survey. The survey PDF is available for download here

All agencies must complete the updated Civil Rights Training. The training PDF is available for download here

The below poster must be displayed where an agency conducts client interviews. Click the image below to download the full size poster.

Wiregrass Area Food Bank has more than 150 member agencies. All member agencies receive and distribute food from the Food Bank and every organization has access to the Food Bank's resources.