Become a Partner - Capital Area Food Bank
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Become a Partner

Our partners are essential to our mission.

Working with its network of roughly 400 food assistance partners, the Capital Area Food Bank provides more than 50 million meals each year to our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. Our partners provide food and other services directly to those in need.

What exactly are Food Assistance Partners?

Food assistance partners are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that are passionate and prepared to serve the community. Partners receive food and health education materials from the food bank and distribute them through the Washington metropolitan area to help create access to good, healthy food in every community. There are all types of food assistance partners. They include organizations that offer food-related services like meal and grocery programs, along with organizations that focus on job training and housing assistance. The food bank supplies the food so that these organizations can focus their resources on other services.

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Are you interested in becoming a partner of the Capital Area Food Bank?

To become a partner of Capital Area Food Bank, your organization must have:

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • A monthly budget of at least $400
  • Regular access to a computer and internet
  • Designated food storage space that is sanitary, temperature-controlled, and not located in a private residence
  • At least 3 months of experience operating food distributions

Please note that these are the minimum requirements for partnership. Meeting basic requirements does not guarantee partnership, and each application will be assessed individually based on current need.

If you can confirm all of the above, scroll down to Get Started! If not, learn about other ways you can help.

Get started!

To start the process of becoming a food bank partner, please fill out the form at this link and a member of our team will follow up to send you further details on:

  • completing the application packet, including an operating budget and a business plan;
  • setting up a site visit to see your space; and
  • scheduling in-person trainings at the Capital Area Food Bank.

Contact information: If you have additional questions, you can contact us at or 202.644.9800