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All the forms you need to successfully run your food distribution are here.

EFAP Forms

EFAP forms

Monthly Report

Due by the 5th of every month to [email protected]



Sign In Sheet for EFAP ONLY.

EFA7 2018 – English

EFA7 2018-Spanish

EFAP Sign In Sheet Chinese

EFAP Sign In Sheet Korean

EFAP Sign In Sheet Vietnamese

EFAP Sign In Sheet Armenian


Income Guidelines – Must be posted during distribution.

EFA14 Income Guidelines 2018

Income Guidelines Spanish

Income Guidelines Chinese

Income Guidelines Korean

Income Guidelines Vietnamese

Income Guidelines Armenian


Alternate Pick Up Forms

EFA15 Alternate Pick-Up 2018

EFA15 Spanish Alternate Pick-Up 2018

Alternate Pick Up Form Chinese

Alternate Pick Up Form Korean

Alternate Pick Up Form Vietnamese

Alternate Pick Up Form Armenian


EFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Forms


EFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Spanish

EFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Chinese

EFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Korean

EFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Vietnamese

EFAP Beneficiary Referral Request Armenian


Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist

Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist English

Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Spanish

Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Chinese

Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Korean

Frontline Staff Civil Right Checklist Vietnamese

Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Armenian


Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklists

Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist English

Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Spanish

Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Chinese

Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Korean

Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Vietnamese

Non-Frontline Staff Civil Rights Checklist Armenian


Temperature Log
HIGHLY recommended for use with refrigerators and freezers.


Volunteer Hours Form


Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Monthly Report Form

Monthly Reports are an important part of keeping your partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank active.

By letting us know how many people your organization has fed each month, we can better serve the community needs. Monthly reports are due by the 10th of each month. They can be faxed to 949-407-4858, emailed to [email protected] , or sent in with an authorized shopper.

Monthly Report Form FY2020

Please contact the Partner Development & Support Department at 949-208-3141 with any questions you may have.

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Manuals and Guides

In this section community partners can find updates to policies and procedures.

There are additional resources for partners who would like to increase their capacity to distribute more food.

Community Partner Handbook – This community partner handbook is your guide to being an partner with Second Harvest Food Bank. It includes policies, member programs, reporting requirements, and more.  Download the Community Partner Handbook 2019-2020.


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Converting to Client Choice

Converting to Client Choice
Why make the switch? Because your pantry can help end hunger in Orange County!

Client Choice is an extremely cost-effective way to run the best possible pantry. It actually takes less volunteer hours, less manpower, and less money. Plus, your resources and food will go farther, which means you will be able to feed more people and get closer to our goal of ending hunger in Orange County.

Ending hunger doesn’t mean people will never be in need of assistance ever again. It means: Ensuring that anyone in Orange County needing food assistance can access high quality, nutritious food at a convenient and dignified distribution to see them through their time of need.

Asking for food assistance is often one of the most humiliating experiences a person can be forced to endure. As organizations that seek to serve people in need in our community, we should attempt to make our clients’ experience as dignified and empowering as possible. After all, the purpose of our work is to help our clients.

We all enjoy exercising choice in our daily lives, so pantry clients should also be able to choose the foods they like to eat and are able to use.

Research suggests that if people are given arbitrary selections of food without regard to their needs, tastes, habits, traditions, abilities, and circumstances, up to half the food given will not be consumed by the intended beneficiaries. This finding is further supported by first-hand experiences of pantry volunteers and clients.

There are numerous stories of pantry volunteers who dutifully pre-bag identical grocery bags for distribution, only to later find items from the distribution scattered throughout the parking lot. By giving clients items that they neither want nor can use, valuable food resources in the community are wasted.

One of the most effective ways to reduce waste and maintain our clients’ dignity is through Client Choice. Converting your current pantry to Client Choice is EASY! It simply means letting people choose what they need and want.

The Client Choice food pantry is set up like a little grocery store. A variety of food and non-food items (like hygiene and cleaning products) are organized and attractively displayed. People browse the shelves and choose the items they need. If there is a popular item, it’s ok to put limits on how many a family can take. Otherwise, food pantries should permit clients to pick out what they want and need without further direction. This is by far a “best practice” method of running a food pantry.

Common Misconceptions & Roadblocks:

I don’t have enough space.
You don’t need much space at all. A Client Choice pantry can be the size of a small closet. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. If you don’t have a large space, you can put items on tables and still let people choose.

I don’t have enough volunteers.
Running a Client Choice pantry actually requires less volunteers because you don’t have to pre-pack those bags. You can run a client choice pantry with only one volunteer.

I don’t have enough food.
You will actually have more food because people are only going to take what they want and need. None of the food in your pantry will be wasted. You will be able to utilize the food bank more because you won’t have to worry about stocking and having specific items.

Second Harvest can help you!

  • You can tour a client choice pantry & learn from your peers
  • Priority is given for grants & credits for when you convert
  • We can give you ideas on how to organize your space

Even a very limited amount of choice is better than having no choice at all.

  • Be creative
  • Get feedback from your clients
  • Call Second Harvest for help
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Community Partner Change Form

Community Partner Change Form

Use this form to keep Second Harvest Food Bank up-to-date with any changes, including Primary Contact, Address, Distribution Hours and Approved Product Selectors (APS)