Become a Network Partner

Our mission is to alleviate food insecurity in Anne Arundel County by partnering across our community to obtain and distribute nourishing food to our neighbors in need. 


Requirements for Potential Network Partners


  • You are a 501(c)3 designated organization or possess a religious congregation status acceptable in lieu of a 501c3. All documentation must be provided to AACFB along with your application. 
  • Be located and plan to distribute food in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and only to Anne Arundel County residents. 
  • The distribution location(s) and food storage must be in a publicly accessible location. (Cannot be a private residence, shed, trailer, etc.) All locations should be temperature-controlled, in a secure area. Partners may not store AACFB-provided products/food in locations other than the primary, approved location(s). 
  • Understand that a site visit will be conducted prior to approval to verify if the location is suitable and meets compliance.  They will then be conducted bi-annually. 
  • You may not charge fees to clients nor sell any products/food sourced from AACFB. 
  • You may not require neighbors to participate in religious activities, educational programs, or political activities as a requirement to receive food or non-food items.
  • You must provide consistent hours of operation and be open to the public at least once a month and have adequate transportation to pick your items up from AACFB.
  • Potential Network Partners should create a plan to have adequate staff/volunteers for the size of their food distribution operation.
  • There will be mandatory training on Food Safety, Civil Rights, and AACFB training prior to your first distribution. 
  • For Backpack Buddies Program Participation: Must have a relationship with the school to properly vet students into the program with parental consent.


Partners of Anne Arundel County Food Bank must comply with the Non-Discrimination Policy, Title VI of the Civil Rights act 1964 (42 U.S.C.  2000d et seq.), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.); all provisions required by the implementing regulations of the Department of Agriculture; Department of Justice Enforcement Guidelines,28 CFR Part 50.3 and 42; and FNS directives and guidelines, to the effect that, no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any program or activity for which the program applicant receives federal financial assistance from FNS; and hereby gives assurance that it will immediately take measures necessary to effectuate this agreement. 


AACFB Network Partner Interest Form

Organization Address(Required)
Does your organization already operate a distribution?(Required)
Is your organization registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization?(Required)
Programs you are interested in participating:
Network Partners participate in four AACFB programs: food pantries (distribution of food to Anne Arundel County residents); baby pantries (distribution of diapers, wipes, formula, etc.); senior pantries (distribution of nutritional drinks, adult incontinence supplies, etc.); and the Backpack Buddies program (distribution of weekend meals for children identified on the Free and Reduced Meals Program through AACPS).
For Backpack Buddies: Do you already operate a program in an AACPS school?
If yes, please list which schools you are assisting and how many students assisted.
Students Assisted