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!


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 Advisory Committee

Tuesday, July 11th from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Agency Advisory Committee Reps to tour & learn more about our Community Kitchen Program! Open to all Member Agencies!
The business portion of the meeting for Regional AAC Reps will take place from 3:30-4:30.

Cultural Competency Series: School’s Out for Summer!

Wednesday, July 12th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
A Snack & Learn Workshop

Want to learn about summer resources to help support kids & their families over the summer break? Interested in learning new recipes for refreshing, healthy summer snacks to share with the families you serve? We guarantee to put a smile on your face during this hour of fun! Water bottle and favorite lemonade recipe included.


Nutrition Education: Summer Produce!

Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A Snack & Learn Workshop

Celebrate the bounty of summer produce by learning ways to use fresh, local produce with our Nutrition Education Manager! We will prepare and sample a nutritious, tasty dish. This session will cover: what to look for and how to choose specific produce, the best way to store fresh produce, cooking techniques, and tips on stretching your budget!


Cultural Competency Series: “Listening Beyond Words”

Thursday, September 28th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop

Agency Services staff will be presenting the Samaritans of RI’s program on non-judgmental listening, suicide warning signs and how this information can help you serve some of the most vulnerable populations who may be hopeless, alone or suicidal even better. The workshop will help you know what to say and do, and provide resources to make quality referrals to those in need.

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 22 (Thursday) from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • July 19 (Wednesday) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • August 24 (Thursday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • September 14 (Thursday) from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • September 27 (Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 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.