Collaborative Partner

A collaborative partner meets network partner criteria (if a pantry operates PantryTrak correctly) plus 4 of 10 criteria below:

  • Increase in pounds ordered compared to previous year
  • Produce is at least 20% of total food ordered from Foodbank
  • Operates food program to the public more than once a month
  • Participates in advocacy efforts by letter writing or paperplate campaign
  • Attends 2 or more RoundTables (or Network Summit) per year
  • Participates in food OR funds drive during either Harvest for Hunger or Holiday Campaign OR forms a team for the Interfaith Council Hunger Walk
  • Host open house at food program for other Network Partners to facilitate collaboration and communication
  • Consistent display of Foodbank Network Partner logo on 2 food program marketing efforts (social media, marketing materials, newsletter, trucks, website)
  • Complete a SNAP outreach agreement with Foodbank
  • Pantry operates client choice distribution 

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

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

  • 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
  • Leverage resources and branding of Foodbank campaigns - participate in Harvest for Hunger, Holiday Campaign or collaborative fundraising and 50% of financial donations raised through Team Raiser will be applied to agency account at the Foodbank
  • Preferred network partner for opportunities when the media contacts the Foodbank for a client/agency story OR recognition on Foodbank social media