RI Food Bank-Workshops & Meetings - Rhode Island Community Food Bank

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


Cultural Competency Series: Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation
Online & Ongoing July 9th – 20th
This summer, we’re offering a workshop in the form of an email series. Starting on July 9th, we will send you one of the many tips learned during our Spring Regional Forums on the topic of “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation” each weekday through July 20th (check your inbox for emails from Hope Indeglia O’Brien with the subject line: Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation). At the end of the 10 days of emails, you have an array of tips to help you plan vacation programs for your guests this summer and beyond.


Choose your own Workshop!
Date, Time & Place To Be Determined
The first 3 agencies to sign up for this unique opportunity will be able to choose from the following menu of workshops for our Agency Services Department to bring to you. We’ll come to your location to deliver the workshop you choose to your staff and volunteers. Workshop options include:

  • All Are Welcome: An Overview of Immigrant Rights for Member Agencies
  • Every Program is a Suicide Prevention Program
  • Nobody’s Just Hungry: Basic Needs Training
  • The Art of Networking
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Developing Leaders


Discover What Your Stats Can Do!
Wednesday, September 19th from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM; A Lunch & Learn Workshop
A goldmine exists in the monthly stats you send to the Food Bank. Learn how to use your stats to raise money, affect policy, and raise awareness about the great work you do at your agency!

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 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.

  • September 11 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • September 27 (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 Hope Indeglia O’Brien or call 401-230-1704.