Becoming a Member

The Food Bank of Western New York partners with human service programs and agencies, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and snack programs, to obtain and distribute healthy foods to clients in need. In order to become a member of the Food Bank’s network of agencies, please follow these steps:

·   Submit a completed Agency Application (one application is required per program within an agency)

·   Provide documentation to verify that your program or agency is a 501(c)(3) organization

·   Provide proof that your agency has been in operation and distributing food to clients for at least six months

·   Attend the Food Bank’s Orientation after application approval


For more information please contact Kelly Burke,


We will only partner with agencies that meet an unserved need. We reserve the right to decline membership for agencies that overlap service.


Agency Application (.PDF) 

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