• March 7, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This workshop is live online via Zoom. A recording will also be available to registrants to view at their convenience.

Whether you are currently running a food pantry, community meal, or other food services or you are considering opening one, learn what best practices you should follow. Discover ways to reduce waste, limit your paperwork, and best serve your clients and community. Consider your personal or organizational strengths and weaknesses to see how you can best be involved, while assessing the resources and gaps in your community. Learn the basics of running a food pantry, community garden, community meal, or other program. 

Food safety is important to all food programs. It shows respect and care for the clients and volunteers. This training will cover basic food safety issues to be aware of as you consider your own pantries, meals, and other food programs.

The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization. CAP takes a multifaceted approach to interrupt inter-generational poverty with programs focused in education, household stability, safety and empowerment, as well as health and nutrition. Cap’s Food Distribution Center acquires and distributes food and fresh produce to local food pantries and feeding programs that serve people struggling with hunger. David Devries works as the Food Distribution Manager at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization working to fight food insecurity across central Pennsylvania. Working across 27 counties with local food banks, pantries and programs, CPFB is the largest food bank in Pennsylvania. Food is sourced from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and growers, and is then distributed locally to fight food insecurity. Maria D’Isabella is the Training Coordinator at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.