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Becoming A Partner

Becoming A Partner

Thank you for your interest in joining Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County as a Community Partner. Before you proceed with the application process, please confirm that your organization meets the following eligibility criteria:

. Be led by a non-recipient of the food distribution program

. Be an IRS recognized non-profit organization

. Must be incorporated for the purpose of serving the needy, ill, or infants (minor children)

. Be an Orange County based organization and all food must be distributed within Orange County.
. Not charge for food, be reimbursed, compensated, or require services in exchange for food
. Not redistribute product to other partner or non partner organizations 
. Not discriminate for any reason
. Not be an entity of a municipality (e.g., a School, Hospital or Prison)
. Have been operating an organized and consistent pantry or soup kitchen for a minimum of 3 months

. Have adequate storage for food. SHFBOC prefers food storage facilities to be in commercial buildings 

. Have a current Safe Food Handling Certification


If you feel your organization qualifies for a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, please follow the new member application procedure below:

1. Complete the  Partner Application and sign all agreements. Download and read our Partner Handbook

2. Gather all required documents listed in the Partner Application. Do not forget the check list on the last page of the application.

3. Contact the Partner Development & Support Coordinator to schedule an appointment to visit your organization

4. Partner applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. 


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Second Harvest Food Bank works with partner agencies to distribute food throughout Orange County. Find an agency near you that can help.

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