Basics

ACFB Partner Agencies

The Atlanta Community Food Bank currently partners with over 600 nonprofit organizations in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties to provide groceries and meals for hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling to put food on the table. See a map of our service area

We call these nonprofits our “partner agencies” because we partner together with them to get food to those in need. They receive product from us and, in turn, they provide that product to their clients. ACFB partner agencies include food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, after school programs and more. Their clients include families and individuals who do not have enough financial resources to access enough food for a healthy life.

How It Works

Food assistance programs must be located in an area of targeted recruitment as established by the Atlanta Community Food Bank using data from Feeding America, National Network of Food Banks, and the U.S. Census.

This is done to ensure the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s resources are allocated strategically and equitably into all communities with need in our service area. 

Currently, food distribution programs that are considered high priority are:

  • food pantries
  • soup kitchens
  • shelters
  • kids programs

Once an agency has been approved and gone through the process of becoming a partner, they can access product from ACFB as often as they like, however, amounts for some items may be limited for some orders. Partner agencies place their orders online through our “eHarvest” system and arrange for pick-up or delivery at a time and date convenient to them. Once the food arrives at the agency, it is distributed to families and individuals in need. Some agencies provide groceries, others provide meals on site, and others offer a combination of both. 

Agency Forms
Becoming a Partner Agency

If you have operated a food distribution program as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and have not yet inquired about becoming a partner agency and accessing food from ACFB, we encourage you to do so! Get details on becoming a partner agency

For more information about ACFB partner agencies or how to become a partner agency, contact Agency Services at agency.applications@acfb.org or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1303.

Volunteer Management Seminars

ACFB is offering seminars to empower current partner agencies to more efficiently manage volunteers. These seminars will provide the tools to better recruit, recognize, and retain volunteers!

We are offering this seminar to Executive Directors, Program Managers and Volunteer Managers/Coordinators of current partners in good standing only. 

Sign up for a seminar by clicking on your date of choice. If the seminar is full, return to this page to choose another.

March 19, 2014  - Intermediate Seminar

  • This seminar will assist you with evaluating your volunteer program as well as provide you with information on volunteer software/database management.

Please contact Jilleyn Bledsoe at 404-892-3333 x1324 if you have any questions.

Grants A-Z

Register today!

Want to learn more about raising money through grants?  Then sign up for this 3-part training at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  

With real-life examples and hands-on exercises you’ll learn how to find the best grant opportunities, write compelling grants in different formats and how to best manage grants once you win them.  


Session 1: April 2: 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Session 1 Topics include:

How to find grant opportunities

Identifying and compiling basic information about your programs that are most likely candidates for funding

Understanding and producing the most commonly requested documents

Planning a grants calendar

How to gather the most information in advance to make grant writing easier and more efficient


Session 2 May 7: 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Session 2 Topics include: 

Basic Components of grants

Writing clear and meaningful goals and objectives

Best answers for questions about history and background

Basic budget creation for grants

Samples of winning grants

Tips on how to best answer questions with word/character limits

Guided writing exercises and feedback


Session 3 June 4: 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Session 3 Topics include: 

How to have a successful donor site visit

Thank yous that can turn into future grants

Setting up sound reporting and grant management

Tips on tracking grant expenses

Fun Ways to document accomplishments

Leveraging grants into other types of fundraising support

There are 30 spaces available for this training. To register you must be a partner agency in good standing with ACFB. Space is limited to one representative for each partner.


Register today!