Building Nourishing Pantries
Building Nourishing Pantries

Building Nourishing Pantries

Program Overview

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!



Training Description

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.

Participants will also receive an extensive resource list highlighting Leah’s Pantry resources and best practices at food distribution sites.

Training Details for Building Nourishing Pantries

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

Please Note:

If an agency has multiple participants, each participant must register separately to gain access to our online training system.

Training Customizations

Leah’s Pantry offers a variety of customizable training options. Contact us to learn more. 

Building Nourishing Pantries workshops in California

If you would like Leah’s Pantry educators to facilitate Building Nourishing Pantries workshops in your community, fill out the interest form below. We will get back to you within in 3 business days with pricing and availability.
Community Workshop Interest Form