Become A Partner Agency

Please note for all potential partner agencies, due to our Food Bank’s much needed efforts right now during COVID-19, we are postponing our Spring Open Houses until further notice. Please continue to check back for updates regarding the rescheduled dates.  

Interested in becoming a Food Bank partner agency?

We are looking for partners that are currently addressing food insecurity in their communities and plan to do so for the long haul. Having a strong foundation as an organization is key to ensuring your success and longevity in providing food to your community. Please follow the steps below to assess your interest and alignment with our agency network.

  • Step 1: Please click here to review the Six Values of our Partner Agency Network.

    • If your organization is an Independent Church, meaning not a 501c3 nonprofit, please click here to review the Documentation List for Independent Churches to see what documentation is needed for partnership.
    • Please note, we are not currently accepting Group Homes, Residential Facilities, or Daycares as partners for our agency network.
  • Step 2: Please click here to complete the Eligibility Criteria Questionnaire which is a self-assessment designed to help your organization determine your readiness for partnership. Please keep track of your score on the self-assessment and use your score to determine the following information:

    • If your organization does not meet at least half of the eligibility criteria for partnership, partnering with the Food Bank directly may not be the best fit for your organization or our network at this point in time. However, we encourage you to continue to fight hunger in your communities and suggest searching our list of current Food Bank Partner Agencies to collaborate and partner together locally.
    • If your organization meets at least half of the eligibility criteria for partnership, we encourage you to consider attending a Food Bank Open House to learn more about what partnering together looks like and how we may work alongside one another to best serve those in need in our communities.

Open House Information

Please note, Wilson, Edgecombe, and Lee counties are considered “Split Counties” meaning an organization in these counties is geographically located close to two Food Bank branch locations. If your organization is located in one of these three counties, please sign up for only one Open House for the branch in which you are interested in partnering.

For All Organizations: When you register for an Open House, the first question will ask for an “Agency Number”. Please put a “0” in this space. You will be given an Agency Number if you become a partner agency.

  • Durham Branch Open House
    Located at: 2700 Angier Avenue, Suite A, Durham, NC 27703
    Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, and Vance Counties

  • Greenville Branch Open House
    Located at: 1712 Union Street, Greenville, NC 27834
    Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, and Wilson Counties

  • New Bern Branch Open House
    Located at: 205 South Glenburnie Road, New Bern, NC 28560
    Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico Counties

  • Raleigh Branch Open House
    Located at: 1924 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604

    Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Sampson, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson Counties

  • Sandhills Branch Open House
    Located at: 195 Sandy Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387
    Lee, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland Counties

  • Wilmington Branch Open House
    Located at: 1314 Marstellar Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Counties

Once your organization attends an Open House, you will be provided an application for partnership with the Food Bank. We will work with you one-on-one to discuss our potential partnership, your role in our agency network, and hunger relief in your community.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to email applications@foodbankcenc.org