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Membership Requirements

Connecticut Food Bank distributes food through 600 food assistance programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties. Member programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, child and adult day programs and residential programs that are nonprofit charitable organizations with 501(c)3 status.

In addition to having 501(c)3 status, agencies and/or programs must also meet the following criteria:

  • At least 51% of clients must be people in need
  • Client fees cannot exceed 10% of the overall program budget
  • Food must be distributed free of charge
  • The agency/program must provide for the needy without discrimination

For full details on membership requirements, click here.

View our Member Agency Agreement

View our Probation/Suspension/Termination/Exchange Policy

If your agency/program is interested in applying for membership, complete our online Agency Application or contact a representative of our Member Services Department at (203) 741-9213.

Obtaining 501(c)3 Status

For information about becoming a nonprofit organization, visit the IRS website.