Welcome, Partner Agencies

The 2021 Partner Agency Agreement is LIVE!

Welcome to a new year of partnership with MANNA FoodBank. Our vision is a hunger-free Western North Carolina and as a MANNA FoodBank Partner Agency we are honored to work together with your organization towards this goal. We provide over 20 million pounds of food annually to our network of over 240 partner agencies who served over 100,000 people per month on average in 2020.

The 2021 Partner Agency Agreement outlines the requirements for MANNA FoodBank partnership and intent to keep food safe, meet all Feeding America partnership requirements, and ensure anyone in need is provided nourishing food as well as the best experience and service possible by your Partner Agency. The 2021 Partner Agency Agreement is due by February 10,2021.

We ask that you carefully review this year’s Agency Agreement as there have been changes and updates to the agreement to better define our partnership and address grey areas that agencies have brought to our attention.

In addition to updated policies and language we now require Partners to submit a copy of their 501c3 Determination Letter or EIN Verification Letter for exempt Religious Organizations as part of the 2021 Partner Agency Agreement process. If you do not have a copy of your 501c3 Determination Letter or EIN Verification Letter for exempt Religious Organizations you will be responsible for obtaining a copy and submitting it the Agency Relations Team within 90 days to keep your agency account in good standing. There are links to IRS resources and how to request copies of these documents on the submission page.

Once you’ve submitted the 2021 Partner Agency Agreement you will receive an email of your signed agreement. This will be a fully executed Partner Agency Agreement with a digital signature from the Director of Agency Relations.

We appreciate your partnership with MANNA FoodBank and your service to your community. We could not win the fight against food insecurity without you.

The upcoming January MANNA Message will include a Q&A video with Jennifer Lutz, the Director of Agency Relations, to detail changes to the agreement and hopefully clear up any potential questions you may have. Once released we will link that newsletter here for your reference.

If you have questions relating to the 2021 Annual Agreement reach out to the MANNA FoodBank Agency Relations team at ar@mannafoodbank.org or call Chris Rainwater, the Agency Relations Coordinator, at 828-299-3663, ext. 1272.

As always, you can also reach out to your Zone Manager for support:

Amy Sims, Agency Relations Manager – West, including Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties – 828-399-1147, asims@mannafoodbank.org

Kaitlyn Smith, Agency Relations Manager – East, including Avery, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Transylvania, and Yancey county– 434-806-9965, ksmith@mannafoodbank.org

Leah Cormier, Agency Relations Manager – Buncombe – 828-774-5915, lcormier@mannafoodbank.org

Partner Ordering Portal

You’ll find the menu to the left for all of your needs: online ordering, delivery schedules and important documents that only our partners need. If you need ordering support, please contact our main office at 828-299-3663 and ask to be connected to the Agency Relations team.

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