Building Nourishing Pantries

Building Nourishing Pantries


Training Objectives: In this training, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of how positive and adverse experiences (including trauma and toxic stress) affect individual and community relationships to food and dietary health.
  • Learn the basic process and principles of a trauma-informed approach and how to apply it to pantry work
  • Learn actionable steps that you can take to create client and community centered food distributions
  • Collaboratively explore what role food pantries have in supporting community food security.

Audience: Food bank and pantry staff and volunteers, University Extension professionals, NPP implementers, and others that work in food distributions or food security.

Prerequisite: None

Training Delivery and Dates:  This program includes self-paced content (videos, reflection activities, and readings) and live, instructor-led sessions. Registered participants will gain access to our online training system (TalentLMS) in early February and will need to complete approximately 2 hours of self-paced work prior to the first live session.

  • Registration Closes: February 14, 2024
  • Self-Paced Course Opens:  early February
  • Live Zoom Sessions: 2/15, 2/22; Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST

Note for CalFresh Healthy Living Participants:  Please visit the new CFHL Statewide Training platform to register for this training.  Email if you need assistance.

As part of the CalFresh Healthy Living partnership, you may refer your affiliated pantries to receive a complimentary registration for our Building Nourishing Pantries course. Please use this form to make your referrals. Your referred pantries will receive a coupon code via email that will allow them to register for the course for free.