How to Become a Partner Agency

Nonprofit organizations wishing to receive food from Gleaners to distribute to people in need must apply to become a Gleaners Partner Agency. Our enrollment season runs from April through August. To apply, your organization must:

  • Have a 501(c) 3 nonprofit designation from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Have a history and records of distributing foods or other goods to those in need, and without requiring the recipient to pay, pray, or work in order to eat or gain admission to the food distribution setting.
  • Have a regular scheduled distribution time established on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Have a clean building with pest control, including safe dry and cold food storage
  • Have workers with proper food safety credentials
  • Have financial ability to pay for foods listed on our shopping list

If you are interested in becoming a partner agency and you can demonstrate all of the above, please:

  1. Read our Gleaners Agency Agreement
  2. Read the Explanation of SM and Co-Agency Fees
  3. View a sample of our Shopping List to give you an idea of fees involved
  4. Fill out our Gleaners Membership Inquiry Form and send it to the appropriate contact below

A Gleaners team member will contact you to explain how a Gleaners membership system works, the types of support we provide our partners, and what is expected of your organization as a Gleaners Partner Agency.

If you decide to continue the process of becoming a member, we will send you the formal Gleaners Agency Application that you will need to return with a $75.00 membership application fee and supporting documents. A site visit will be scheduled at your feeding site and finally, we will meet with you at one of our Gleaners Distribution Centers to go through an orientation.

If you have additional questions, please contact one of the following Gleaners team members:

Dave Duey, assisting organizations in Monroe and Wayne County:
dduey@gcfb.org or 866-GLEANER, ext. 247

Margarita Ovalle, assisting organizations in Livingston, Macomb and Oakland County:
movalle@gcfb.org or 866-GLEANER, ext. 405

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Gleaners Partner Agency!