Steps to Become a Member Agency
Begin by completing the Application and Letter of Agreement and return to Mountaineer Food Bank, along with a current copy of your 501-(c)(3) (Non-Profit) --NOT F.I.N. [Federal Identification Number], Business License Number or WV Tax Exempt number).
Mail the following to Mountaineer Food Bank- 484 Enterprise Drive Gassaway, WV 266244
-Copy of organization's 501( c )(3) .
-Letter of Agreement (attached to the application file)
Do not submit applications without 501(c)(3) determination letter. All of these are required in order to continue the application process.
Mountaineer Food Bank processes several agency requests year-round.
During the Fall and Winter we receive an overwhelming number of requests to join our feeding network.
Requests received after September 1st will most likely be processed in January 2018.
Guidelines to Become a Member Agency
The following are criteria relates to membership for the Mountaineer Food Bank. All of the points below must be met in order to qualify:
The agency must be a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and must provide Mountaineer Food Bank with it's 501(c)(3) letter of determination.
The Agency Feeding Program serves the poor, needy, ill, infants, elderly or homeless.
The Agency Feeding Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious beliefs, age, disabilities or sex.
The Agency Feeding Program provides food FREE to its clients.
The Agency Feeding Program does not sell, trade, barter or fund raise with products received from Mountaineer Food Bank. Selling, bartering and/or fundraising with donated products are federal offenses. Our donors have procedures in place to spot abuse of donated products distributed from their program(s).
The Agency Member maintains high standards of sanitation and food safety with regards to food storage/temperature, distribution and meal preparation.
The Agency Feeding Program maintains stated days and hours of operation and responds to appropriate emergency referrals in its service area.
All agencies must have at least one member attend a ServSafe food safety training offered by MFB a minimum of every two years. ServSafe is the premier food safety training recognized by Feeding America. Click here to see the upcoming training sessions in 2017.