The Foodbank of Southern California

Current member agencies can visit our Member Agency Documents page to download any forms you might require from
The Foodbank of Southern California.

Becoming a Partner Agency

Foodbank Partner Agencies include food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community service organizations, church hunger programs, youth enrichment programs and childcare centers. Of over 700 agencies that work with the Foodbank, 275 receive and distribute food weekly or monthly and have access to the Food Bank’s resources.

Qualifications to Become a Partner Agency

To partner with The Foodbank of Southern California, all member agencies must:
  • Provide services to low-income, food insecure people.
  • Intend to distribute food directly to its clients via market-style distributions, food boxes, prepared meals, or food pantries.
  • May NOT charge clients for meals served or food received.
  • Provide adequate, clean food storage.
  • Be a recognized church or a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.
  • Maintain all records as required by The Foodbank of Southern California.
  • Give Civil Rights Assurances to clients served.
For information on how to become a member agency of The Foodbank of Southern California, call (562) 435-3577. Steps to Become an Agency:
  • Get an application by calling the Food Bank at 562-435-3577 or click here.
  • Complete the application and return it to the Foodbank.
  • Foodbank staff will schedule an initial site visit.
  • Application is presented to the Foodbank CEO for approval.
  • Attend an agency orientation on the 2nd Tuesday of the month..
  • Agency becomes a member of the Food Bank family and begins ordering food and fighting hunger!

Membership Application

Non-profit organizations wanting to receive food from The Foodbank of Southern California must apply for agency membership. We have attached for you the necessary forms and information your organization will need to submit. Please call The Foodbank at (562) 435-3577 if you have any questions.

Download an Agency Application Form, print the form, complete it, and mail to us with the required supporting documents to the address below:

Foodbank of Southern California
Attention: Agency Relations
1444 San Francisco Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

The Foodbank is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, 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: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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