Champion Partner

A champion partner meets collaborative partner criteria (if a pantry operating PantryTrak correctly and runs a Client Choice Pantry) plus 6 of 10 criteria below:

  • Minimum 5% increase in pounds ordered compared to previous year
  • Produce is at least 25% of total food ordered from Foodbank
  • Operates food program to the public more than 3 times per month including one evening or weekend AND allows clients to come more than once per month
  • Participates in advocacy efforts such as hosting legislative visits or attending lobby days with the Foodbank
  • Participates in the Foodbank’s Speakers Bureau
  • Participates in collaborative fundraising for Harvest for Hunger, Holiday Campaign or other collaborative fundraising initiatives
  • Makes an organization or church referral to the Foodbank that results in new Network Partner
  • Participates in SNAP outreach consistently and submits monthly SNAP statistics
  • Demonstrates consistent use of Network Partner communications toolkit in publications and media outreach
  • Partners with Foodbank to incorporate client feedback loops at food pantry or hot meal program

The following perks and benefits are available:

  • Access to free and reduced priced food and grocery products
  • Eligible for county-specific pooled food grants
  • Eligible for non-food distributions
  • Eligible for PantryTrak All-Star Grant
  • Skilled volunteer recruitment
  • Eligible for equipment/capacity-building grant funding
  • Eligible for program-specific pooled food grants
  • Eligible for grant funding on agency account
  • Leverage resources and branding of Foodbank campaigns - participate in Harvest for Hunger or Holiday Campaign by holding a food drive and ALL food collected by the agency stays at the agency

The following perks and benefits are available exclusively for champion partners:

  • Leverage resources and branding of Foodbank campaigns - participate in Harvest for Hunger, Holiday Campaign or other collaborative fundraising initiatives and 100% of financial donations raised through Team Raiser will be applied to agency account at the Foodbank
  • The Foodbank will help create small portfolio of client story written pieces and photography for use in publications and media outreach for the agency and the Foodbank
  • Temporary assistance with food delivery to agency site in the event of a transportation resource emergency