Workshops & Meetings

2017 Workshop Schedule

Agency Services Conference 2016To register for workshops, please call Liz O’Dea at 401-230-1706 at least one week in advance. Registration is required.

Lunch & Learn workshops include lunch for registered participants. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs or preferences (we’ll do our best to accommodate you!).

For a printable list of workshops, click here.

**In case of inclement weather, please call the Food Bank first to make sure we will be open.

Agency Services Workshop Menu

Registration is required. Please call Liz one week in advance at 230-1706.
Lunch & Learn workshops provide lunch to registered participants!
Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs or preferences-we’ll do our best to accommodate you!


Cultural Competency Series: Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday, June 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop

This mini-course will build mental health literacy to help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, and to provide tools to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Kim LaFountain LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) from Bradley Hospital, who will facilitate this workshop, brings a wealth of expertise from her over 15 yrs. in the field of behavioral mental health. Please join us!

Senior Delivery Program Toolkit

Tuesday, June 20 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop

Lack of transportation keeps many seniors from accessing food. If a senior can’t get to your agency, what can you do to ensure they get the food they need? Learn how other Food Bank member agencies developed their own senior delivery program – with zero or limited funds and other resources, and how you can too!

Agency Orientations

Agency orientations are required for any new staff members, as well as anyone who orders, shops off the shelves or picks up food at the Food Bank. Orientations are also a good resource for anyone who would like to brush up on the Food Bank knowledge.

  • June 7 (Wednesday) from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • June 22 (Thursday) from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

To register for an upcoming agency orientation, call Liz O’Dea at 401-230-1706.

Please let us know 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel so that we may contact those on our waiting list. Orientations are held at the Food Bank: 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Regional Meetings

The Food Bank coordinates regional meetings in Newport, Providence and Woonsocket as opportunities for member agencies in those areas to get together and share resources. For information on upcoming meetings, contact Kristina Fox at 401-230-1701.