Become a Partner Agency

Why Should You Partner with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank?

The NEIFB provides agencies with a great resource of healthy and nutritious food at a lower cost than buying food direct from the grocery store.  We are equipped to bring in large donations and store it for you until you are ready to order it from our warehouse.

Besides food, the NEIFB offers various resources on how to grow your volunteer base to how to increase your marketing presence in your community.  The NEIFB has over 200 member agencies that you can connect with and gain valuable information and networking opportunities.

How to Become a Partner

To distribute donated food, you can apply on behalf of your organization to become a partner with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.  A 501 (c)(3) or for church based organizations, the Fourteen Point Criteria for Churches Form can be completed.  You will also need to have a site visit from a member of our Agency Relations Team are required to qualify.

We accept new Agency Applications during the months from September – November and from March – May.

Items Needed to Complete the Application:

  • Federal non-profit status letter 501(c)3 or the Fourteen Point Criteria for Churches Form

  • Initial membership fee of $60 (fees are nonrefundable)

  • For Congregate Meal Sites – a copy of license for service or Health Department cerfications

Next Steps…

We appreciate your interest, and look forward to hearing from you.  For more information, contact Susan Kraus, Director of Network Relations at 319-235-0507.