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


Biased? Not Me!

Thursday, September 12th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
A Lunch & Learn Workshop
If you or someone at your program missed the Spring Regional Forums, now is your chance to participate in this well-received workshop highlighting the role bias plays in service to diverse communities. This interactive, informative session will challenge us to reflect critically on our assumptions and socializations and help us build respect and understanding between program volunteers/staff and participants.

Nobody’s Just Hungry: Basic Needs Training

Tuesday, September 24th from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Food Bank member agencies provide critical food assistance services to thousands of Rhode Islanders. However, we understand that nobody’s just hungry. Many people struggling with food security also struggle with meeting other basic needs such as housing, health care, utilities and employment. At this training, you will gain a working knowledge of the basic needs safety net, and how to connect guests to these resources/services.

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.

  • August 13 (Tuesday) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • September 10 (Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • September 27 (Friday) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • October 3 (Thursday) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • 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

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.