Workshops & Meetings

Workshop Schedule

Agency Services Conference 2016To register for workshops 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!).

**Per our Inclement Weather Policy, if the weather is questionable, please call the Food Bank at 401-942-6325 to check if we are open.

Agency Services Workshop Menu


Social Media For Your Agency


Using social media the right way can help raise visibility and awareness for your organization – and lead to increased community support. Food Bank Communications Director, Hugh Minor, will share tips and best practices to help you spread the word about the impact your volunteers and staff are having. This workshop is for social media beginners.


Back to Basics: Common Food Safety Fails

A Lunch & Learn workshop

Join us for our second Back to Basics workshop! This workshop will walk participants through the most common food safety fails that our monitors and staff see at agencies. Participants will receive a kit with resources to fix the mistakes.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 from 9 AM – 11:30 AM

Doris Moore, the Food Bank’s Grants Manager, will provide an overview of grants, funding and grant writing. Time will be set aside for you to be able to do some writing and leave with an organizational description or a write up about one of your programs. Please bring information about your program with you.
Space limited to 10 people.

Providence Lost: RI housing and eviction crisis documentary

Cultural Competency series

Please join us in viewing Signs of Providence and HomesRI’s documentary on the housing and eviction crisis and participate in the Q&A discussion to follow. You will be given useful information and resources to share with your agency guests. This documentary won 1st Place at the RI International Film Fest and the Dorry Award for Best RI-based Short film. Snacks & drinks will be provided.


How to Train Your Volunteers on Food Safety

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 from 12 PM -1 PM
A Lunch & Learn workshop

Melissa Martland-Kile, RICFB Nutrition Education Manager and Food Safety Proctor, will guide you through a simple process for you to train your volunteers on basic, but important, food safety requirements. This workshop is designed to help you train both long-term and short-term volunteers who work with your food program.

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.

  • 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 as opportunities for member agencies in those areas to get together and share resources. For information on upcoming meetings, contact Renzo Arteta or call 401-230-1701.