Our COVID-19 Response Workgroup will continue to monitor the situation and develop and enact contingency plans. We will develop a method to regularly communicate updates and information to our partners. At minimum you can expect to hear from us at least weekly as the situation continues to evolve and more frequently if it becomes more serious. For now, please reach out to your county relationship manager with any questions or suggestions that you have.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank currently partners with over 600 nonprofit organizations in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties to provide groceries and meals for hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling to put food on the table. See a map of our service area.
We call these nonprofits our “partner agencies” because we partner together with them to get food to those in need. They receive product from us and, in turn, they provide that product to their clients. Food Bank partner agencies include food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and more. Their clients include families and individuals who do not have enough financial resources to access enough food for a healthy life.
Currently, the following programs are considered high priority:
- food pantries (client-choice)
- soup kitchens
- kids programs
- senior programs
Food assistance programs must be located in an area of targeted recruitment as established by the Atlanta Community Food Bank using data from Feeding America and the U.S. Census.
This is done to ensure the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s resources are allocated strategically and equitably into all communities with need in our service area.
The Food Bank will review all completed pre-questionnaire forms and make determinations to approve new partners based upon poverty statistics and avoiding duplication or effort of services. A visit, along with a geographical assessment, will assist the Food Bank in making a final determination of the need for an additional partner agency in that area.
To learn how to become a partner agency, please visit our Become a Partner Agency page.
Effective July 1, 2015, the Atlanta Community Food Bank will no longer accept applications for partnership from Personal Care Home or Community Living Arrangements programs.
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2017-2018 TEFAP Training PowerPoint
English TEFAP Household Eligibility Form
Spanish TEFAP Household Eligibility Form
TEFAP Distribution Record Form
TEFAP Distribution Record Form by Household Size
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TEFAP Civil Rights Training
Documentation Log for USDA Civil Rights Training
TEFAP Beneficiary Rights Form
TEFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Form
TEFAP Meals Count Calendar Sample
If you have operated a food distribution program as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and have not yet inquired about becoming a partner agency and accessing food from the Food Bank, we encourage you to do so! Get details on becoming a partner agency.