Upcoming Orientations, Meetings and Workshops
2015 Workshop Schedule
To register for workshops, please call Liz O'Dea at 401-230-1706 at least one week in advance. Registration is required. Lunch 'n 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!)
For a printable list of workshops, click here.
Cultural Competency: "Biased? Not me!"
Wednesday, July 8th from 12-1:30 pm- A Lunch & Learn Workshop
Let's challenge ourselves to reflect critically on our assumptions and socializations, and build a community of respect and understanding between agency volunteers/staff and program participants. This will be an interactive, informative workshop.
Serving Seniors: A Snapshot of Senior Nutritional Needs
Thursday, August 27th from 11:30 am - 1 pm- A Lunch & Learn Workshop
The Food Bank's Nutrition Education team will share tips on how to choose senior-friendly foods, as well as how to build a senior-friendly area in your pantry. The workshop will include demonstrations taken directly from our senior nutrition education series. Participants will be able to sign up to have a senior nutrition education class series conducted at their agency.
Leadership Training: Developing and Managing a Budget
Tuesday, September 15th from 9:30-11 am
A well planned, documented and executed budget can help you monitor, predict and maximize activities that support your mission, ultimately making you more effective and successful. Join us for a discussion about improving the budgeting process for your agency. This workshop will be facilitated by Food Bank CFO, Christine Cannata.
Good for More than just Submitting to the Food Bank Monthly: How Your Program's Monthly Statistics Can Work for You!
Wednesday, September 16th from 12-1 pm- A Lunch & Learn Workshop
You collect them every time you distribute food and you submit them to the Food Bank each month, but what else can you do with your monthly statistics? How can statistics help you win grants? Or attract donors? Or help you with operations? Find out how to put these numbers to good use. Join Community Resource Coordinator, Kristina Fox, to learn how to use your program's statistics to raise funds and awareness to help benefit your program. Bring your August statistics with you.
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 their Food Bank knowledge.
To register for an upcoming agency orientation, call Liz O'Dea at 401-230-1706.
- Wednesday, July 15 from 12 pm - 2 pm
- Tuesday, August 18 from 10 am - 12 pm
- Wednesday, September 9 from 10 am - 12 pm
- Thursday, September 24 from 2 pm - 4 pm
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
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 Agency Services at (401) 942-6325.