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Launched in 2014, the Agency Benefit Program is Second Harvest Food Bank’s long-term commitment to help strengthen the capacity of our feeding partner network.
Through an initial series of focus groups, and ongoing feedback from annual network surveys, we have a greater understanding of the barriers faced by our partners who seek to lessen the meal gap by providing even more nutritious food to those in need.
• New capacity-building equipment like commercial refrigerators and freezers at emergency food pantries
• Nutrition education and resources for pantry staff, volunteers and clients
• Expert-led workshops on topics such as Volunteer Management and Grant Writing
• An annual Partner Network Conference
The best part? These benefits are all available at no cost.
What began with the placement of five new refrigerators and freezers in late 2014, the program has steadily evolved into an investment of more than a half million dollars in our network to-date.