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Participation Criteria

who can join the second harvest network?

Second Harvest Network Partners are:

  • Located within our 18 county service region.
  • 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that distribute food directly to community members.

  • Open to all and do not exclude people based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, marital status, immigration status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 

  • Licensed or certified by all appropriate health authorities, as required. 


Second Harvest Network Partners have:

  • Resources to obtain additional items from other sources for their programs. 

  • An established process to screen clients, keep accurate records on individuals served, and established procedures for serving community members (including times, days, amounts, etc.). 

  • Transportation and personnel to pick up and load product from the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse, plus tarps and tie-downs for open-bed vehicles. 

  • Adequate refrigeration and/or storage space to ensure the integrity of the product until used and/or distributed.

  • An established agency building (not a private residence or mobile unit without climate controls) to store products.



Second Harvest Network Partners agree to:

  • Provide monthly statistics to the Second Harvest Food Bank. 

  • Participate in a bi-annual (or when appropriate) on-site monitoring visit by Second Harvest Food Bank staff. 

  • Support Second Harvest Food Bank through the payment of applicable handling fees. 




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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

3330 Shorefair Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Tel: 336-784-5770

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