Crossroads' Community Distribution Partner Program exists to meet the nutritional needs of those living in areas where access to a variety of affordable, nutritious foods is limited or non-existent.
By becoming a Crossroads CDP, you will be able to offer your clients and neighbors a greater variety and quanitity of groceries on a monthly basis. By using Crossroads' distribution approach, your agency, organization or church will be able to leverage your existing resources of physical/distribution space, vehicles, and volunteer/staff labor, to serve those in need in your community.
PREREQUISITES FOR BECOMING A CDP
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status
Must provide a copy of organization's 501(c)(3) tax determination letter of good standing.
If a church, must provide a letter of good standing from church denomination headquarters.
Organization must be located in Dallas County
Exceptions are determined by the North Texas Food Bank.
Organization/site must have a vehicle (preferably a truck or SUV) to pick up food from Crossroads.
Food Pick-Up Volunteers/Staff
Organization/site must provide 2-3 able-bodied individuals (able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds) to load food into vehicle.
Food Distribution Volunteers
Organization/site must provide volunteers to assist in grocery distribution to clients (preferably 5-10 volunteers).
Refrigerator / Freezer Space
Organization/site must have enough space to hold perishable items for up to 48 hours if a client does not pick up groceries.
Each site must keep a Temperature Record Log and record temperature on days the food is stored in this space.
Organization/site must have enough space in facility to distribute groceries to clients.
Crossroads representative will approve distribution space upon site inspection.
If you meet all of the above prerequisites and would like to speak to Crossroads' Director of Programs about becoming a CDP, please enter your contact information below.
THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
- Tour the Crossroads facility.
- Observe food distribution at a current CDP site.
- Complete inspection/enrollment at your facility.