2017 March Campaign Food Shelf Sign-Up
Food Shelf Participation Agreement and Registration
All food shelves participating in the 2017 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign must agree to the following requirements:
Be a member food shelf in good standing with your regional food bank (eg. Feeding America/Second Harvest or The Food Group).
Have nonprofit tax-exempt status with the IRS.
Provide Minnesota FoodShare with a current copy of your 501(c)(3) letter by January 30, 2017. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Megan Young, Minnesota FoodShare, 1001 E Lake St, Mpls, MN 55407.
Agree to monitoring requirements of your food bank.
Meet the sanitation and storage requirements of your regional food bank.
Do not charge for or barter food.
Provide a minimum of 2-day food supply (3 meals per day/per person) to clients with each food order.
Report number of clients receiving food shelf services during the year. Number should be duplicated to reflect number of visits each year.
Keep monthly statistics on the number of children, adults, and seniors served and the pounds distributed, and report these statistics monthly to your food bank. An individual cannot be counted as having received service unless they have received at least a two-day supply.
Actively participate in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign by engaging local faith communities, businesses, civic groups, schools, individuals and media to raise food and dollars for the food shelf.
Weigh all food and count all dollars donated to your food shelf during the March Campaign.
Report all food and dollars donated to your food shelf twice during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Report on March 15 and again on April 10. See reporting instructions included in your March Campaign January packet.
Report final numbers to Minnesota FoodShare by April 10, 2017.
Use your Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign allocation check for food purchases only.
Use the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign logo in your food and fund drive.
Your Minnesota FoodShare allocation check will be mailed directly to your food shelf the first week of August. Keep receipts of food purchases made with Minnesota FoodShare allocation funds. You are subject to auditing by Minnesota FoodShare, the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, or Minnesota FoodShare funders.