Guidelines for Hosting a Food Bank Event or Promotion

Thank you for your interest in supporting United Food Bank through an event/promotion. Due to caring members of the community, we are able to feed families, seniors and individuals in need all year long.

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  1. The applicant’s coordinator or event committee is responsible for all development/planning, sales, marketing and promotion.
  2. With the exception of nationally approved promotions, programs that cross the Food Bank’s geographic boundaries must have the approval of all food banks involved.
  3. All publicity and/or promotional materials released to the mass media referencing the Food Bank’s involvement require the advance approval of the Food Bank.
  4. The Food Bank reserves the right to deny any application for an event/promotion that does not complement the mission of, or project a positive image of the Food Bank.
  5. The Food Bank will not supply any funding to finance a third party promotion and will not be responsible for any debts incurred.
  6. Any use of the Food Bank’s name and logo is prohibited unless the Food Bank explicitly approves of such usage. All print and collateral materials must be approved by the Food Bank and comply with existing style guidelines regarding the use of Food Bank’s name and logo.
  7. All checks from participants of third party events/promotions must be made out to United Food Bank in order to qualify as charitable contributions.
  8. The sponsoring organization must provide the Food Bank with a list of targeted corporate sponsors. The Food Bank reserves the right to exclude solicitation of specific sponsors.
  9. The Food Bank reserves the right to decide whether the event will be placed on the Food Bank website or included in other Food Bank communications.
  10. Hazardous events will not be considered.
  11. The event/promotion must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, as well as the Food Bank’s policies and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Principles:
  12. If only a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Food Bank, the sponsoring organization must clearly disclose to sponsors, vendors, etc., the approximate amount of dollars and/or percentage of the proceeds that will go to the Food Bank.
  13. Events involving alcohol and/or tobacco require prior approval of the Food Bank.