Dear Network Partners –

As you may know, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief charity. Over the past 6 months, Feeding America worked collaboratively with food banks across the country to develop a new contract.

To align our practices with Feeding America’s new guidance, we updated our Partnership & Liability Agreement. We also made minor changes to our USDA & Ohio Commodities Agreement. The updated agreements continue to serve their original purpose: to define core operational standards and to ensure consistency of service for our neighbors.

You will receive an email invitation to digitally sign the agreement(s) this week. Please review and sign the agreement(s) by Friday, April 14th.
We compiled the following materials to make it as easy as possible for you to understand the new agreements.

  •  Sample Agreements – please use for review-purposes only (do not sign). Click here for the sample Partnership & Liability Agreement and click here for the sample USDA & Ohio Commodities Agreement
  • Summary of Changes & FAQs – click here for further P&L Agreement information
  • Sub-Distribution Agreement & Log – related to item 2c in P&L Agreement. Click here for the agreement and click here for the log.

For further information, please join us March 8th at 9am for a virtual presentation and Q&A. To register, please click here.

Here’s what you need to know about digitally signing your agreement(s):

  • You will receive an email invitation to sign the agreement(s) this week (one agreement per email invitation, if applicable). If you do not receive an email invitation by 3/5, please check your junk mail.
  • The email invitation will include instructions on how to sign the online agreement. For more detailed instructions, please click here.
  • Although the organization’s highest authority is not required to sign agreements, we recommend sharing the agreement(s) with appropriate leadership.
  • After you sign the agreement online, you will have the option to print or save the agreement as a PDF and receive a confirmation email.
  • Automated reminder messages will be sent to your program if you have not yet completed the agreement(s) assigned to your account.

Lastly, please note, the Partnership & Liability Agreement reflects guidance applicable to all programs. Communication about changes applicable to smaller sub-sets of partners will be sent in the coming months.

Thank you for your continued partnership. We are grateful for you! If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Kreis at or 330.436.3173.

In this with you,
Nathan Kreis

P.S. You are receiving this email because you are listed as the main contact on your program’s Foodbank account. If you are no longer the main contact, please notify the Foodbank by replying to this email.