Agency Resources

Manuals & Tools for Member Agencies

The resources listed here will help Food Bank member agencies to strengthen and sustain their program offerings. Many of these resources offer best practices and technical assistance from the Food Bank as well as agency peer-to-peer networking and expertise.

You can also access many more resources, tools and trainings in the agency portal. 

Workshops & Trainings

The Food Bank offers a wide variety of workshops and trainings for its member agencies. Workshops include, but are not limited to, topics such as grant writing, food safety, leadership development, community resources for program guests, and much more! We also have an orientation schedule – orientations are required for new staff and volunteers at agencies who order online or pick up at the Food Bank.

Members – go to the agency portal page for our most current workshop, training and orientation schedules.

Partner Agency Handbook

The Partner Agency Handbook provides detailed membership information for agency partners. The handbook includes Food Bank operations, agreements, products and ordering guidelines, safety regulations, and other information to maintain a strong working relationship.

To request an updated copy, member agencies should call Hope Indeglia O’Brien at (401)230-1704 or email Hope Indeglia O’Brien. You can also download and print the handbook directly from the Agency Portal.

Member Networking Tools

Regional Resource Directory for Food Bank Member Agencies

In order to create a sustainable statewide network for food distribution, the Food Bank has organized member agencies into ten geographical regions. The Regional Resource Directory outlines each region. Additionally, it provides specific information for region-based basic needs service providers, tips on how to make quality referrals, and basic eligibility guidelines for basic needs assistance.

The Resource Directory has been updated for January 2023. If your agency would like a copy, email Lihna Agostini, Community Outreach Manager, or go to the portal to download and print a copy.

Food Assistance Provider List

The Food Assistance Provider List is updated regularly to provide the most current information on our network of member agencies. If you’ve had changes in your agency’s hours of operations or other important details, please email Hope Indeglia O’Brien, Agency Programs Manager.

Map of Agencies

View a map detailing locations of the agencies. You can use this map to get directions, as well.

Leadership and Organizational Stability

Our staff can provide tools and trainings to assist member agencies to develop longer term planning for sustainability. The goal is to ensure stable and effective leadership over time in order to meet the mission and goals of the agency’s programs. With our help in planning, we can work to identify the leadership qualities and talents needed to carry out the agency’s work and to recruit and retain quality staff and volunteers as needed to meet day-to-day functions and administration. We can help to build an organizational culture, including board, staff, and volunteers, that supports and nurtures current and potential leaders.

For more information, email Erica Hanson, Director of Community Impact or call her at (401) 230-1703.