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Upcoming Orientations, Meetings and Workshops

Spring 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.

May

Within Walking Distance

A Lunch & Learn Workshop

Wednesday, May 20 from 12 pm to 1 pm

When transportation is unavailable or difficult to access, what healthy food options can be found at your local convenience store or gas station? Join Nutrition Education Coordinator, Sarah Sheppard to learn tips to share with your guests about what to do when they can only get as far as the corner store.

June

Nobody's Just Hungry: Connecting Guests with Basic Needs Services

Wednesday, June 3 from 2 to 4 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.

Annual Agency Conference

Keep your Light Burning Bright: Addressing Compassion Fatigue

Friday, June 12 from 3-6 pm at Bryant University- Grand Hall

Doors open for registration, networking and resource tables at 2 pm. More information will be provided soon.

Agency Orientations

Agency orientations are required for any new staff members, as well as anyone who orders, shops off the shelves or picks up an order of 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, May 20 from 10 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesday, June 10 from 10 am - 12 pm
  • Tuesday, June 23 from 3 - 5 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

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 Agency Services at (401) 942-6325.