Workshops & Meetings

Workshop Schedule

Agency Services Conference 2016To register for workshops held before October, please call Liz O’Dea at 401-230-1706 at least one week in advance. For all workshops in October or later email Jennifer Hazard at or call 401-230-1709, up to a 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, Dinner and Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, October 23 from 4:30 PM -6:30 PM
Vote on our Board of Directors, enjoy dinner and awards and participate in a town hall meeting at our 2019 Annual Agency Meeting.
An invitation and the Board Slate will be emailed to member agencies.


Recreating Holiday Leftovers

Thursday, November 7 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Sample healthy recipes as the nutrition education team offers easy tips and tasty, guilt free recipes for your holiday leftovers! Participants will sample a recipe or two, and will receive ideas and handouts to help you and your pantry guests enjoy the holiday season!


Back To Basics: Food and Funds 2020

Wednesday, December 4 from 12 PM -1 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop
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 4 agencies to sign up will receive an planning kit to help with 2020 program development.
This is first in a series of 3 Back to Basics workshops.


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 22 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • November 13 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • December 11 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • January 8 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • January 21 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • February 7 (Friday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • February 26 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • March 10 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • March 25 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 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.