Building Nourishing Pantries
Building Nourishing Pantries is a training geared towards pantry staff and volunteers who would like to learn more about how to create client-centered, health-promoting food distributions. Topics covered will include:
- The science of trauma and resilience
- Client-choice modifications at distributions
- Environmental changes at drive-thru and in-person distributions
- And more!
In this 2 hour 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.
Participants will also receive an extensive resource list highlighting Leah’s Pantry resources and best practices at food distribution sites.
Food bank and pantry staff and volunteers, University Extension professionals, NPP implementers, and others that work in food distributions or food security.
If an agency has multiple participants, each participant must register separately to gain access to our online training system.
Leah’s Pantry offers a variety of customizable training options. Contact us to learn more.