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


Annual Meeting and Dinner
Wednesday, October 24th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
The agenda for the meeting will include: the election of the Board of Directors, and a report from the Food Bank Board and Staff. We encourage you to send a representative from your agency. Please RSVP to Liz at 230-1706 by October 12th.


Create Your Own “Year in Review” Document
Thursday, November 8th from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch & Learn)
Is your program interested in creating a 1-page document that quickly summarizes the great work that you do to share with your community, volunteers and donors? Join our Communications Team as we help you work through the process and you will walk-away with your own agency “Year in Review”. Space is limited for this workshop and you will be assigned work in advance so please plan to come prepared.


Best Practices Toolkit
Online & Ongoing December 3rd – 7th
This holiday season, we offer this workshop in the form of an email series. Starting on December 3rd, we will send you a Best Practice from our Toolkit each weekday through December 7th (check your inbox for emails from Hope Indeglia O’Brien with the subject line: Best Practices Toolkit). At the end of the 5 days of emails, you will have your own Toolkit filled with Best Practices on topics ranging from Resources to Program Policies. The first 5 agencies to sign up will receive a 2019 planner to help support your program’s implementation of new best practices.

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.

  • October 17 (Wednesday) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • November 21 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • December 4 (Tuesday) 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.