Become an Agency

Become an Agency

We share your commitment to fight hunger!

FBR helps you get eight times the value with your food budget dollars.

Why partner with FBR?

  • NO membership fee
  • Choose the items YOU WANT
  • Best Quality & Variety
  • Produce, bread & community food drive items at NO COST
  • Earn VIP Credit
  • Delivery to rural areas

To become a member agency your program must meet these criteria:

  • Have 501(c)3 Federal non-profit tax exempt status, and a copy of your or a parent organization’s 501(c)3 must be attached to your application. (FBR provides exceptions for certain religious organizations. If your organization does not have 501(c)3 status, you can apply using another criteria. See exception criteria below.
  • Provide food to the ill, needy or children under 18 years of age
  • Have a Federal Employer Identification Number
  • Have adequate dry, cooler, and freezer storage to insure wholesomeness of food until used or redistributed

To Apply for Membership

To start your membership, please download and submit our Agency Application Form and Agreement (PDF Document)

After FBR has received your application, we will make an appointment to visit your agency. The purpose of the site visit is to confirm the program information you have provided, inspect the food storage/food prep areas, and explain our ordering procedures. Your application is then reviewed by our Member Agency Committee (MAC). You will be notified once your application has been approved. You will then come to FBR for an orientation before you begin using our services.

Religious Organization Exception – 14 Point Criteria

Please address the following issues on church letterhead. The letter should be signed by your chief executive officer.

Please respond to each of the 14 points by sending proof (e.g., Articles of Incorporation) or by discussing how each item pertains to your church. If your agency does not meet all 14 criteria, please indicate any that do not apply.

  1. A distinct legal existence.
  2. A recognized creed and form of worship.
  3. A definite and distinct ecclesiastical government.
  4. A formal code of doctrine and discipline.
  5. A distinct religious history.
  6. A membership not associated with any (other) church or denomination.
  7. A complete organization of ordained ministers ministering to their congregations.
  8. Ordained ministers elected after completing prescribed courses of study.
  9. A literature of its own.
  10. Established places of worship.
  11. Regular congregations.
  12. Regular religious services.
  13. Sunday schools for religious instruction of the young.
  14. Schools for the preparation of its ministers.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
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