Agency Application


Thank you for your interest in becoming a receiving agency of Forgotten Harvest.  In order to be considered, you must first fill out the attached application and return it with the requested items.  We currently have a waiting list and are unable at this time to tell you when you might be added. The first step, however, is to provide us with the requested information so we can determine if you are eligible.  If you meet our eligibility requirements, we will add you to our waiting list.  Forgotten Harvest is a rapidly growing food rescue organization and we do expect to add new agencies as we expand our trucking fleet. When space becomes available for you on our trucking routes, our Food Program Director will contact you for an agency visit to verify your eligibility and then add you as a new agency.

Eligibility:  In order to be considered as a new recipient agency, an organization must:

· Provide service on at least a weekly basis and be able to take delivery of food once a week;

·  Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;

·   Have a Serv-Safe Certification or equivalent

·   Have on-site refrigeration for storage of perishable foods;

·   Be located in or provide service to residents of a high poverty neighborhood. 

Priority will be given to agencies serving vulnerable populations, including at-risk children, frail seniors, and homeless families.  Other factors in the selection process include the agency’s service to high-poverty areas and frequency of service/capacity for distribution of perishable foods.  Using Census 2000 data, we can identify, to the block level, the highest concentrations of poverty in the tri-county area.  Priority is given to agencies serving the greatest number of families with children in these neighborhoods. 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Please submit only one copy of your application.  In your application packet, you must include:

  • Application cover sheet signed by Executive Director/CEO;
  • Proposal Narrative;
  • 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter;
  • Copy of your current ServSafe certification or documentation verifying attendance at safe food handling certification training;
  • Current operating budget;
  • Most recent financial audit or review or year-end statement;
  • Most recent annual report, newsletter, and/or organizational brochure.


Please return your completed application to:

Darryl Anderson, Agency Relations Manager

21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, MI  48237

Questions? Call Darryl Anderson 248-967-1500 ext 117







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