Agency Resources

Partner Agency Resources

Welcome to the Partner Agency Resources section of our website. Here you will find videos and documents which will help maintain a successful relationship between your agency and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. If you have any questions about the content of these resources please contact Homer Gutierrez, Agency Relations Manager, or Katie Schweikhardt, Programs Director.

Files/Forms

Agency Manual:

In this manual you will find all policies and procedures HCFB partner agencies are required to follow, as well as documents you may need to use. Includes: membership policies and procedures, non discrimination information, monitoring visit information, and more

USDA Supplement to Agency Manual:

This supplement contains additional information and policies specific to USDA/TEFAP agencies.

Member Agency FAQs:

Change of Information Form:

To keep HCFB updated with your current contact persons and information

Temperature Log:

To track daily temperature readings

Food Distribution Log:

To obtain client signatures and gather statistics for monthly reporting

Monthly Reporting Worksheet"

To help ensure accuracy of monthly reporting

USDA Eligibility Forms in English, Spanish, and Creole:

Required for distributing USDA/TEFAP commodities

HCFB Non-Discrimination Policy & Procedure

And Justice For All Poster

USDA Annual Training Agenda

USDA Annual Training Sign-In

Recipes

http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/

Search the database of recipes submitted by nutrition and health professionals and organizations. Nutrition educators in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other FNS nutrition assistance programs and their partners are encouraged to use the database to support their nutrition education messages.

Kids Against Hunger Recipes

Simple recipes to add a new dimension to the Kids Against Hunger Rice/Bean meal package.

Links:

http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/EatSmart/change_comic.pdf

A fun, printable comic to teach kids about eating balanced meals so they can have more energy to play

www.disney.com/healthykids

An interactive website with various games and Disney characters teaching kids about the USDA MyPyramid Food Guide. Also includes a section for parents with tips and activities.

www.playspent.org

A thought-provoking interactive “game” that shows how people can end up needing assistance from food banks. A great eye-opener for volunteers, staff, and the general public about how our clients live

www.feedingamerica.org

A national organization of member food banks, including HCFB, and the leading hunger relief charity in the US

www.fafb.org

The Florida Association of Food Banks

www.ampleharvest.org

You can register your organization on the site to enable gardeners in your area to contact you for donations of extra food

www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/

Everything you ever wanted to know about the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program, including nutrition information and recipes.

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Chapin

Learn more about the man we’re named after.

http://www.servsafe.com/Starters/index.aspx

The ServSafe Food Handler Program is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training to employees.

Partner Agencies are invited and encouraged to access links to educational and nutritional programs provided through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA provides fact sheets that include information on commodities distributed through the Emergency Food Program as well as recipes and other information. These and other resource materials can be useful to staff and volunteers who are responsible for meal planning and preparation.

Food Recalls

The best way for anyone to get e-mail notifications of all food recalls is by signing up for FREE e-mail updates from www.recalls.gov. This is a one-stop shop for U.S. Government recalls. We encourage everyone who needs recall information to sign up today! It's easy. Follow these few steps, and you will receive an instant acknowledgement of your subscription from the Department of Health and Human Services:

  1. Log on to www.recalls.gov.
  2. Click on the Food tab at the top.
  3. Click on "Sign Up for Free Recall Updates by E-Mail" (in red toward top of page
  4. This takes you to the Department of Health and Human Services' sign-up page, where you will:
    • Enter your e-mail address and confirm same.
    • Check the box titled FoodSafety.gov Recalls and Alerts under the FoodSafety.gov Updates section.
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