February and March 2023 Trainings
BUILDING UP: PARTICIPANT ENGAGEMENT CYCLE Register HERE
February 15, 2023 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Client engagement is not a one and done activity. Continuous engagement helps to ensure that pantries and food banks are responsive to the needs of the communities they serve. In this session, we will demystify what client engagement can be and begin building plans and strategies to engage clients in shaping your pantry or food bank.
COMMUNITY CARE & VOLUNTEER SUPPORT Register HERE
March 23, 2023 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Within food assistance sites, in caring for our neighbors experiencing hunger, it is easy to forget to tend to the community who comes together to run the site. Burnout, exhaustion, frustration, loss of hope, and role confusion/lack of clarity can result from not having plans in place to support volunteers within food assistance sites. In this interactive workshop, we will identify signs of burnout, vicarious trauma, and role confusion. We will then develop plans to support volunteers who are struggling.