Agency News & Updates
Need more food? Interested in becoming a Grocery Rescue Partner Agency? There are three ways in which Partner Agencies can participate:
- Direct Delivery: SMFBA drivers pick up donations on their retail route and then deliver directly to the designated Grocery Retail Partner Agency on a daily/weekly basis (currently there is limited availability for this particular program but you can get on our waiting list). Please note: You must have the capacity to accept up to 10 pallets of food each delivery. Also your agency must be located within the Phoenix-metro area.
- Grocery Rescue Pick-up: The approved Grocery Rescue Partner Agency is assigned their own grocery rescue retail route and are responsible for picking up donations. This may be on a daily/weekly basis depending on the store. This could be one store/donor to multiple stops depending on the agency’s capacity. On average, each Grocery Rescue Agency picks up donations from 3-6 donors.
- One Time Pick-ups: SMFBA will call the participating Partner Agency only when we have a donor needing a one-time pick-up of donations. Approved agencies will be contacted on a rotating basis to assure fairness to all in this program.