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Partner Agency Training

Virtual Food Bank 101
This seminar details the Food Bank's policies, procedures, and resources. It is intended for coordinators, volunteers or anyone interested in learning more about network resources made available to our partner agencies.

RSVP to the next Food Bank 101 meeting scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2022, at 10:00 am by clicking HERE

USDA Commodities Seminar for Partner Agencies
This presentation is useful for both new and seasoned Coordinators as it will cover the origins, regulations, and operations of USDA's TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). 

Food Safety Training
Food safety training must be completed annually. There are currently opportunities to access basic food safety training for food pantries and meal sites online, which can be completed by following the steps below. 

1. Read and review the Basic Food Safety for Food Pantries or Basic Food Safety for Meal Sites presentation (whichever is applicable).

2. At the end of the presentation, take the food safety quiz. You must score 80% or higher to receive a certificate of completion from the Food Bank. Each worker that would like to receive a certificate will need to complete their own quiz.

3. Have all employees and/or volunteers sign the Food Safety Training Log upon completion of the training. Please keep the Food Safety Training Log available for review during Food Bank site monitor visits.

USDA Civil Rights Training
Partner agencies are required to have staff and volunteers take the USDA Civil Rights Training annually, which can be completed by following the steps below:

  1. Partners can now view and complete USDA Civil Rights Training online! Click HERE to access the training.
  2. Upon completion of the training, have staff and volunteers sign the USDA Civil Rights Training Log. Keep training log available for review during Food Bank site monitor visits.

For additional information regarding USDA Civil Rights, review the resources below.

USDA Civil Rights Training Guide
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Please direct any questions to or (315) 437-1899 ext. 256.