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Partner Agencies

The New Hampshire Food Bank distributes nutritious food and resources to more than 400 partner agencies throughout the state.

Partner agencies include food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, and senior centers who, in turn, distribute to our neighbors in need. This section provides our agencies with the resources necessary while working with the Food Bank.

Want to become a Partner Agency?

  1. Ensure you meet the criteria for membership.
  2. Have your agency director fill out the Application and attach a copy of your 501(c)3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
  3. Review our Policies & Procedures.
  4. Once your application has been reviewed and approved*, a NH Food Bank staff member will contact you to schedule an on-site inspection of your facility and conduct an orientation for new shoppers. The two-hour orientation covers a general overview of the NH Food Bank and our online ordering system.

*Please note: Due to demand, the time-frame for application review and approval has increased. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please contact

Criteria for membership

Any non-profit agency that meets the criteria for membership is welcome to apply to become a partner agency of the NH Food Bank. We currently have more than 400 active partner agencies. To utilize the Food Bank, an agency must:

  • Be a private, non-profit tax-exempt entity under the IRS 501(c)3 code or operate under the umbrella of a 501(c)3 fiscal agent
  • Distribute food at no cost to the people they serve
  • Meet health department requirements for safe food handling and storage

Participating programs include pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth services, elderly services, domestic violence organizations, and on-site feeding programs.

Already a Partner Agency?

Are you already a partner agency? Access our agency portal for more resources, trainings and updates here.