Workshops & Meetings

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!).

**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 401-230-1706.
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!


Agency Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Join us along with our Agency Advisory Committee Representatives! This session is open to all Member Agencies!
The business portion of the meeting for Regional AAC Reps will take place from 3:30-4:30.

Community Garden Forum with Southside Community Land Trust
Wednesday, April 25 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop
The Food Bank is planning our first Community Garden forum for agencies who CURRENTLY maintain or partner with community gardens. The forum will allow time for networking as well as a training piece by Southside Community Land Trust.


Celebrating Seniors
Thursday, May 10 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop
May is Senior Month and we’re celebrating our senior guests and the agencies that serve them! Join Melissa Martland-Kile who will share how to help seniors with restricted diets shop at food pantries and Katie McDonald who will lead a training on mindfulness and self-care. Learn to take care of your own needs so you can help take care of others.

Annual Agency Conference: Re-Fresh Your Pantry

Friday, May 18 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Harbor Lights Country Club
Doors Open for Registration, Networking & Resource Tables at 9:00 AM
Keep your eye out for additional information!


Mental Health Issues: Who is out there to help us?
Tuesday, June 5 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop
Christine King, from the Interfaith Counseling Center (ICC), will facilitate this workshop. She will speak about the services, supports and trainings that ICC has available to our agencies as well as addressing the interplay of mental health issues, community organizations and guests. Her message works hand in hand with our All Are Welcome campaign. Please join us!

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.

  • April 11 (Wednesday) from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • April 24 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • May 8 (Tuesday) from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • May 22 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • June 6 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • June 21 (Thursday) from 12:00 PM – 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.