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Upcoming Orientations, Meetings and Workshops

Summer 2014 Workshop Schedule

To register for workshops, please call 401-942-6325 at least one week in advance of the workshop. Lunch 'n Learn workshops include lunch for registered participants. For a printable list of workshops, click here.

Sizzling Summer Support

Lunch & Learn: A Community Resource Referral Training
Tuesday, June 24, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
For those who came to the Annual Conference Resource Expo (and even if you didn’t) – perhaps now you want to know how you can turn those raw materials into quality referrals. What other supports could you use?

This training, open to staff and volunteers, will answer many of your questions. We will highlight summertime resources, five basic needs programs and eligibility, a few critical agencies and the Food Bank Community Resource Directory. We will also include practical tips on ways to make quality referrals and organize your resource-sharing process. We do not expect participants to become caseworkers, but we can empower you with resources that will help you refer your guests to basic needs programs and aid their self-sufficiency.

Agency Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, July 8, 4 - 5 pm
Join Agency Advisory Committee Representatives to discuss Food Bank and network activities. Nutrition Education Coordinator Trevor Daneker will be on hand to provide tips for Safe Food Handling in the Summer and share some delicious food samples! Open to all Member Agencies.

Summer Food Programs for Kids

Wednesday, July 9, 11 am - Noon
In Rhode Island, approximately 50,000 children receive free or reduced priced school breakfasts and lunches. What can you do to help Rhode Island children access nutritious food during the summer?  Join the discussion, where we will share strategies, program ideas and resources for feeding hungry kids during the summer.

Cultural Competency: New Citizenship & Immigration

The Basics of Providing Hands-On Assistance to Agency Program Participants

Tuesday, August 12, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
A panel discussion featuring Progreso Latino will lead to a conversation about the unique challenges facing this particular cultural group. Resource and referral information will be provided for use with the program participants at your agencies.

A Food Safety Compliance Q & A

Tuesday, August 19, Noon – 1 pm (Stop in anytime during this hour)
Still don’t have a State Food Business License for your program? Have questions about the process or are not sure where to begin? Stop in for an informal question and answer session.

Agency Orientations

Agency orientations are required for anyone at one of the Food Bank’s member agency partners who intend to order, shop or come in to pick up an order of food. They are also a good resource for agencies wishing to brush up on their Food Bank knowledge.

To register for an upcoming agency orientation, call Hope Indeglia O'Brien at 401-230-1704.

  • Thursday, June 26, 2 – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2  4 pm
  • Monday, August 18, 10 am noon

If you’ve registered but cannot attend, let us know 48 hours in advance so that we may contact those on our waiting list. All agency orientations are held at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. 

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.