Introduction

Congratulations on taking the first step toward partnership with Feeding San Diego (FSD). Please keep in mind that completing this Request for Partnership (RFP) does not guarantee partnership. We look forward to receiving your completed application.

Purpose: Feeding San Diego is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. We partner with organizations that hold similar values and a similar vision for San Diego County. These values include our commitments to equitable and dignified service, health and nutrition, innovation, and continuous improvement. With finite resources, this RFP process will allow FSD to take a closer look at our distribution network, strategically allocate our services to the community to make the largest impact, and ensure that we are able to effectively support our agency network with high quality services and food. It is also a unique opportunity for applicants to showcase the innovative steps they are taking to end hunger in San Diego County.

We are currently prioritizing partners who have the ability to participate in our retail rescue program, which enables our partners to go to retail stores in their area to collect food that would have otherwise gone to waste. 

We do NOT currently have capacity to deliver produce to new partners.
Basic Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for partnership with FSD, an agency must, at a minimum:

o    Be a non-profit organization incorporated as a 501(c)(3).

o    Be incorporated for the purpose of serving the needy, ill, or infants (minor children). 

o    Operate from a commercial location (not a home), unless the agency is a transitional living facility, group home, shelter, or a similar/qualifying operation.

o    Not charge monies, be reimbursed, be compensated, or require services in exchange for food.

o    Be registered with 2-1-1. To register visit: www.211sandiego.org 

o Further explanation of eligibility requirements can be found at www.feedingsandiego.org

Partnership Benefits: As a partner agency of FSD, you will have customized access to online shopping for reduced-cost healthy and diverse food items, nutrition and CalFresh resources and interns, capacity building workshops and staff technical assistance and support, Food Rescue assignments through our affiliations with grocery stores and retailers, and a diverse network of strong organizations to learn from and collaborate with.

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