Partner Agency Training

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Food Bank 101 is now virtual. We will send out the virtual meeting link 24 hours prior to the start of the class. RSVP to a Food Bank 101 training session 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). 

Please click here to access the TEFAP Seminar RSVP form. Our next TEFAP seminar will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:00 am. We will send the link out ONE hour before the start of the seminar to the registered attendees. 

Food Safety Training
Food safety training must now 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) Have all staff and volunteers review the USDA Civil Rights Training PowerPoint
2) Upon completion of the training, have staff and volunteers sign the USDA Civil Rights Training Log. Please keep the USDA Civil Rights 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