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


Elder Care and Elder Abuse: What resources are available?
Wednesday, May 22 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop

Meghan Connelly, Director of Public Affairs at the RI Dept. of Elderly Affairs (DEA), is partnering with the Food Bank to facilitate this workshop during “Older Americans Month.” Her focus will be on Elder Care/Elder Abuse and the importance of the Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) located throughout RI as well as the wealth of information and resources offered by DEA. Please join us for this informal, informational session!


Using Food as Medicine: Helping Program Guest with Specific Nutritional Needs
Thursday, June 13 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Do many of your program guests suffer from chronic illnesses that make their nutritional choices feel limited? Whether your guests are new to or familiar with these “restrictions,” navigating food choices can be confusing and frustrating. Join us and learn about what these nutritional needs are, what foods your guests can safely consume, and helpful tips to make your pantry easy to navigate. Handouts, recipes, and lunch will be provided!

Annual Agency Conference
Friday, June 7 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
New England Institute of Technology
Doors Open for Registration, Networking & Resource Tables at 9:00 AM
Keep your eye out for additional information!

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 23 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • May 7 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • May 21 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • June 5 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • June 14 (Friday) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 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.