Workshops & Meetings

Workshops & Trainings

NOTE: Workshops & Trainings are open only to Food Bank member agencies.

In-Person Agency Orientations Are Back!

Agency orientations are required for new staff and volunteers who order online or pick up at the Food Bank. Our orientations are now back to in-person trainings! View our October – December schedule here.

  • Tuesday, October 18th from 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Friday, October 28th from 9:00am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, November 9th from 10:00am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, December 6th from 1:00pm-2:30pm

Do you have new staff members or volunteers helping with your food program? Sign them up for one of our trainings to learn everything they need to know about Food Bank membership, how to order online, and more. This training is required for anyone ordering and/or picking up product from the Food Bank. After attending, participants are then considered ‘qualified shoppers’ on behalf of your program.

RSVP by email jhazard@rifoodbank.org. 


Workshops for Member Agencies

Workshops are now IN PERSON! View the list below or download the flyer here.

Unless otherwise noted, to register for workshops, email Agency Programs Administrative Coordinator Jennifer Hazard at with your Agency name, ID # and workshop title.

OCTOBER

Hybrid Handler Food Safety Course for Food Pantries
Thursday, October 12, 10 AM – 11 AM
Need to fulfill the Food Bank’s food safety training requirement? Want volunteers or staff to become certified backups? This Hybrid Handler training combines the ServSafe Food Handler course
with Food Bank specific food safety info.

Annual Meeting, Dinner & Agency Networking Town Hall
Wednesday, October 26, 4:30 PM – 7 PM
Vote on our Board of Directors, enjoy dinner and awards, and participate in an agency networking town hall meeting.

NOVEMBER

SNAP Back to Financial Stability with SNAP Benefits
Friday, November 18 from 2 PM – 3 PM
Learn ways to help your guests optimize their SNAP benefits and guide them towards financial stability. Participants will leave with a binder full of information to easily guide guests to referrals.

Beyond the Holidays
Tuesday, November 29, 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Join the Healthy Habits team for a lunch-and-learn workshop to see how agencies can utilize and market ingredients like canned pumpkin, canned cranberry sauce, and boxed stuffing beyond the holiday season. Featuring a cooking demonstration and tasting. Each attendee will get their own Ingredient Marketing Kit to take back to their agency!

DECEMBER

Re-Fresh Your Pantry
Wednesday, December 7 from 10 AM – 11 AM
This program is geared towards helping your food pantries promote health and wellness. This workshop shows ways to showcase healthy foods by enhancing displays and signage, promoting nutrition, and keeping cultural preferences in mind. Participants are provided with a toolkit full of resources to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Food and Funds: Planning for the New Year
Tuesday, December 13 from 1 PM – 2 PM
Discuss tried and true ways to help fund and stock your food program in the New Year. This workshop will highlight peer to peer insights and best practices. First 3 agencies to sign up will receive 2023 calendar to help with program planning in the new year.

Unless otherwise noted, to register for workshops, email Agency Programs Administrative Coordinator Jennifer Hazard with your Agency name, ID # and workshop title.