Become a Partner Agency

How to become a Food Bank of Alaska partner agency

Agencies wishing to partner with Food Bank of Alaska must be organizations that provide food services to the ill, needy, or children under the age of 18 and be one of the following:

  • A tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
  • In some cases, the agency may function under an incorporated “umbrella” organization’s 501(c)(3), such as a pantry that operates within a church. An agency can also operate as a branch of a larger parent organization.
  • A recognized faith-based organization that meets the IRS standard for such an organization.

Any 501(c)(3) partner agency may sponsor some other non-501(c)(3) group as its agent in distributing donated products obtained from Food Bank of Alaska to eligible individuals. In this case, the 501(c)(3) partner agency will remain programmatically, fiscally, and legally responsible for the product handling, and distribution activities of the sponsored group. Funds used for shared maintenance fees for some food must come from the 501(c)(3) partner agency and not from the sponsored group.

Food Bank of Alaska seeks to distribute food resources fairly and equitably to its partner agency network. In order to do this, we monitor our food sources to ensure we have enough to meet the needs of our agencies already in the network. If a food shortage occurs, we will maintain a wait list for possible new agencies to ensure agencies in network are served.

If you have questions on becoming a Food Bank of Alaska partner agency, please contact the Director of Food Programs at 222-3109.