1. Are there any fees associated with distributing the food to partner agencies?
2. How do organizations qualify to receive food from the FBNN?
3. How many partner agencies does the FBNN distribute food to?
4. What types of organizations does the FBNN provide food to?
5. How does the FBNN get food to its partner agencies?
Q1: Are there any fees Associated with distributing the food to partner agencies?
“Shared Maintenance” is a handling fee paid to the Food Bank for the opportunity to use our services. The Food Bank does not sell food. Shared maintenance is not related to the value of the products received, it is an agency’s contribution toward our operational costs. This fee is used to pay for space rental, transportation costs, utilities, etc. Shared maintenance is vital to The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s growth and operations. It takes all of our combined efforts to provide emergency food distribution for our community.
Q2: How do organizations qualify to receive food from the FBNN?
An organization must either be a recognized 501 ©(3) organization or they must be a faith based organization. If they fall into one of those categories, then they request a partner agency packet. In addition to the 501 ©(3), or the declaration that they are faith based, they need to provide proof of liability insurance and a copy of their organization’s financial statement along with the completed application.
Q3: How many partner agencies does FBNN distribute to?
128 as of 03/01/11
Q4: What types of organizations does FBNN work with?
We work with Pantries, Residential programs, Youth programs, Non-profit daycares, Soup kitchens, Shelters, and Senior Programs.
Q5: How does FBNN get food to its partner agencies?
At this time, a majority of our partner agencies receive their product through a Parking Lot Distribution model. This is a central location that a set number of agencies come to on a weekly basis to receive their pre-ordered dry product. In addition to dry orders, we bring out perishable products that the agencies have the ability to “shop” from each week. At this time, we currently have 10 Parking Lot Distributions that provide service to about 90% of our agencies. For rural agencies, (those agencies in Humboldt County, Lander County, White Pine County, and Elko County), we use donated transportation from both the State of Nevada Purchasing Department as well as U.S. Foodservice to assist in the delivery to our rural partners.