How to Become a Partner Agency

Nonprofit organizations wishing to receive food from Gleaners to distribute to clients must apply to become a Gleaners partner agency. Organizations must also attend one of our First Step meetings during our New Partner Enrollment season, which runs from April through the first week of August. At this 1 hour meeting, you will learn how Gleaners food distribution system works, the types of support we provide our partners and what is expected of your organization as a Gleaners partner agency.

To apply, your organization must:

  • Have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Have a history of distributing foods or other goods to those in need at absolutely no cost
  • Have a clean building with pest control
  • Have workers with proper food safety credentials
  • Be willing and able to provide food to those in need without requiring the recipient to pay, pray, or work in order to eat or gain admission to the food distribution setting.

If you are interested in becoming a partner agency and you can demonstrate all of the above, please fill out this Gleaners Membership Inquiry Form and send it to the appropriate contact below.

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

Dave Duey (Detroit): or 866-GLEANER, ext. 247

Margarita Ovalle (Pontiac): or 866-GLEANER, ext. 405