Become A Houston Food Bank Partner

Join a network of hunger relief partners and allow the Houston Food Bank to be an ongoing source of free or low-cost food to stock your pantry or kitchen.

– STEP 1  
PRE-SCREEN, INFO SESSIONS & APPLICATIONS

Pre-screen

  • Complete the potential partner pre-application.
  • Receive notification if the pre-application was selected, or not not selected, to continue the application process.
  • Selected applicants will receive an invitation to attend a mandatory info session regarding partnership with HFB.

Info Session and Application

  • Info sessions will contain important information and directions on the steps to becoming a partner with HFB.
  • Partnership applications will be sent out after attending the info session. Please submit the application and any requested items to ensure the application will be pushed forward to the next step.

– STEP 2 
INSPECTION & APPROVAL

Inspection

A Community Partner Liaison will schedule a meeting to inspect your future distribution site. Please note the meeting is based off the Liaison’s availability.

  • Pantry applications will need an inspection of food storage area(s).
  • Meal site applicants will need an inspection of the kitchen and food storage area(s).
  • HFB will review written records of clients and client need.

Approval

  • Partnership application will be reviewed by the Strategic Partnership Committee.
  • The committee’s decision will be communicated to you by a Liaison.

– STEP 3 
CONTRACTS & TRAINING

After approval…

  • Partner will read and sign partnership agreement.
  • Partner will complete required online civil rights certification and food safety training.
  • Partner will attend a mandatory all-day on-boarding orientation and training.

– STEP 4 
GRAND OPENING, ONBOARDING & TRAINING

Partner Grand Opening

  • Details and dates TBD.

Onboarding and Training

  • Selected applicants will receive dates for the next info session.
  • Info sessions and onboarding trainings are held at the Houston Food Bank, 535 Porwall St.
  • Please review the onboarding schedule.

For questions regarding becoming a partner, please contact:

Partner Services Hotline
713-936-6822