Trainings and Events

The Vermont Foodbank offers resources and workshops to assist Network Partners (NPs) in serving the needs of their communities. Registration is required for all workshops.

For classes that are offered as a webinar or online, you must have access to a phone line and a high speed (DSL or faster) internet connection.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration for the ServSafe Certification workshop, you must notify the Vermont Foodbank 5 business days prior to the date of the class. With this prior notice, you can opt for a refund or a credit for use at a future training. Cancellations after this time will only be refunded if the slot at the training can be filled.

Substitutions: You may change the staff registered for the class if needed; please notify the Foodbank of any changes by 8 a.m. on the day of the class.

Please contact Jen Messier at jmessier@vtfoodbank.org or 802-477-4124 within the time frames listed above with any cancellations, changes, questions, etc.

The Vermont Foodbank strives to offer those courses and trainings that are pertinent to the work of our Network Partners. If your organization has a topic of interest that would build your capacity or strengthen your ability to serve your customers, and if you have at least 5 staff, volunteers, board members, or community members who would participate, please contact Jen Messier at (802) 477-4124 or jmessier@vtfoodbank.org to see if the Foodbank could create a workshop or training just right for you.

Food Shelf Food Safety Training

This self-led training covers the basics of food shelf food safety.  This training satisfies the food safety requirement for network partner agencies that distribute food, but do not prepare, cook and serve food.  Topics covered will include: food storage, good personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, cleaning and sanitizing, among others. Cost is $10 per person to cover the materials and shipping.  All participants must prepay by check or purchase order to receive the training materials.  Upon payment, book and study materials will be sent out to participants.  This training is for network partners only – those agencies that meet our qualifications and who have a signed membership agreement with the Vermont Foodbank.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Messier at (802)477-4124 or jmessier@vtfoodbank.org.

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