Agency Partner Program

Food Finders Food Bank works directly with over 160 member agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and more) across a 16-county service area in North Central Indiana. These agencies help Food Finders distribute food to the nearly 79,000 residents in our service area who suffer from food insecurity quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

To find a list of agencies in your area, click here.

How to Become a Member Agency

We are always looking for new agencies to join our service area. Churches and non-profit organizations that wish to receive food from Food Finders Food Bank must apply to become a member agency. To apply, your church or organization must have a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS or meet the requirements of the 14-point criteria for churches or religious organizations. You must also meet the criteria in our member qualifications:

Member Qualifications: PDF

If you have read through our member qualifications and would like to apply to become an agency of Food Finders Food Bank, we ask that you complete a Member Agency Agreement for approval, submit a copy of your 501(c)(3) certification or 14-point criteria, and make sure that one of your volunteers or staff members has proper food safety training. Be sure to include your name, date, and name of your organization on your certificate.

Member Agency Agreement: PDF
501(c)(3) Fact Sheet: PDF
14-Point Church Criteria: PDF

Once those documents are ready, send them to Briton Weise, our Agency Relations Coordinator, via fax, mail, or email. Upon review and approval of the Member Agency Agreement, we will schedule a site visit to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your facility. Once completed and approved, your church or organization will become a member agency and have access to the food and non-food items at Food Finders Food Bank.

We realize this is a lot of information!
Don’t hesitate to email our Agency Relations Coordinator with any questions you may have.

AGENCY TEXT ALERT SIGN UP

Agencies can now sign up to receive text alerts from Food Finders Food Bank.  These text messages will be sent when Food Finders has an un-expected closing (bad weather for example) or if we need to send out any other time sensitive information.  We will not send you any promotional information through text.  Your agency will still receive emails regarding any special promotions/announcements.

Online Scheduling and Ordering

All agencies must schedule all of their shop floor appointments and place all of their orders online.

Start here:

Click Here to Login
Instructions for Online Ordering: PDF | Word

If the login link above does not
work, try clicking Here or Here.

Monthly Delivery/Pick-Up Schedules:

APRIL 2017 Delivery Schedule: PDF | Word
APRIL 2017 Pick-Up Schedule: PDF | Word

MAY 2017 Delivery Schedule: PDF | Word
MAY 2017 Pick-Up Schedule: PDF | Word

Commonly Requested Documents:

Can Defect Safety Sheet: PDF
Can Safety Fact Sheet: PDF
Client Choice Brochure: PDF
Food Allergen Guide: PDF
Temperature Log (Dry Storage): PDF
Temperature Log (Freezer): PDF
Temperature Log (Refrigerator): PDF
Easy Soups & Casseroles: PDF | Word
Two Soups from Scratch: PDF | Word

Personal Hygiene Video:

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Client Choice Video (8 minutes)
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Client Choice Video (1 minute)
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*TEFAP (USDA Government commodity) products are made available to agencies in our 16 Indiana counties. TEFAP is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Essential TEFAP* Documents and Files:

Aggregate Eligibility Cert:
English | Spanish

Household Eligibility Cert:
English | Spanish

Proxy Form:
English | Spanish

“And Justice for All” Poster

USDA Civil Rights Complaint Form

Indiana TEFAP Manual

Checklist of TEFAP Requirements

Product Transfer Form

Daily Temperature Log