How it works

The Network Partner Program is designed to be dynamic and responsive. From year to year as new opportunities for collaboration or benefits arise, the number of options in the program will grow to accommodate those opportunities.

Organizations new to the network will begin at the Partner Level. After six months as a network partner, the organization can request a re-evaluation of contributions and the chance to advance in the program. All partners will have contributions reviewed annually. Mid-year reviews will also be available upon request of the Network Partner.

Through our Network Partner Program, partners can choose the level that is right for them. For more information about the Network Partner Program or about becoming a partner of the foodbank, please contact the Foodbank at 330.535.6900 and ask for Network Partners & Programs.

Download a link to the Network Partner Logo here. 


In the first two levels of the program, Network Partner and Engaged Partner, organizations are asked to demonstrate basic levels of contribution and program management through tasks such as displaying the Network Partner logo at their site, submitting monthly reports on time or participating in at least one education opportunity. In return, the perks and benefits include access to the Foodbank’s menu of free or reduced priced food and grocery products as well as becoming eligible for special opportunities to secure equipment, grant-funded food or skilled volunteer services.

In the upper two levels, Collaborative Partner and Champion Partner, there are a menu of contribution options allowing partners to choose the activities best suited to their organizations, skills, capacity and interests. The perks and benefits also expand at these levels of engagement. There are opportunities for joint fundraising, grant funding exclusively for your program and media recognition.