FBR helps you get eight times the value with your food budget dollars.
Why partner with FBR?
To become a Partner 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.)
- 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 ensure wholesomeness of food until used or redistributed
To Apply for Partnership
The application process, which typically takes 6-8 weeks, is outlined below.
- Application is reviewed and assessed by FBR Programs Director and then forwarded to the appropriate Division, based on clientele served.
- Some service areas may have adequate coverage with existing hunger relief Partner agencies. In such case, your application will be placed on a “wait list” and/or you will be contacted to discuss alternative options to assist the area with hunger relief.
- FBR may request your organization assist another hunger relief Partner Agency in the same area or request your participation in assisting with unserved seniors and children in the area.
- FBR staff will schedule an appointment to visit your organization. This partner review will allow for FBR to inspect food storage/food prep areas, offer best practice suggestions on distribution processes, discuss FBR procedures and compliance regulations.
- Application and completed site visit review forms will be submitted to Programs Advisory Council for FBR Agency Partnership approval.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights
activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program
information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact
the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter
addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To
request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or
letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.