The Nutrition Pantry Program
The Nutrition Pantry Program (NPP) is a healthy pantry program that addresses the policy, systems, and environment (PSE) of a food distribution with a trauma-informed approach. Through our NPP for Implementers Training, Leah’s Pantry trains community partners on how to run and implement the Nutrition Pantry Program at food distributions in their local community. During training, implementers learn best practices for supporting client and community-centered food distributions, gain access to a library of resources, and join a national network of trained implementers.
7 Focus Areas of NPP
- Client Feedback
- Community Connections
- Nutrition Education
- Inventory and Waste Reduction
- Cultural and Dietary Accommodations
- Policies and Procedures
Once trained, NPP implementers support local pantries by providing technical assistance and resources. Ultimately, participation in the program increases pantry capacity and supports client-centered food distributions. Pantries who participate in NPP are also able to obtain a bronze, silver, or gold level of certification.
Pantries interested in a capacity building training provided by Leah’s Pantry staff should check out our Building Nourishing Pantries training.
Become a trained NPP implementer and learn how to create client and community centered food distributions. After successfully completing our NPP for Implementers training, you will:
- Understand how to apply a trauma-informed approach to a food distribution.
- Learn practices for supporting pantries with technical assistance, training, and resources in different focus areas.
- Get the opportunity to certify your site at a bronze, silver, or gold level certification.
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SNAP-Ed implementers, food bank and pantry staff, University Extension professionals, and other individuals and organizations looking for an organized policy, systems and environment (PSE) intervention to adapt to their sites.
For food pantry staff looking for capacity building training opportunities check out our Building Nourishing Pantries training.
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. We can even train your organization directly. Contact us to learn more.
Certified Pantry Update
Congratulations to our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Certified Pantries
Antelope Valley Partners for Health
St Francis Center
Eastmont Community Center
Hub of Hope – Fullerton
Mount SAC – Mountie Fresh Pantry (Shop)
MiraCosta College Pantry
Catholic Charities Riverside and San Bernardino, Center of Hope
Catholic Charities El Centro FRC
Bethlehem Food Pantry
Triton Food Pantry (UCSD)
Palomar College (Anita &Stan Maag Food and Nutrition Center)
Fallbrook Community Food Pantry
Community Through Hope
Centro Cristiana Manatial de Vida
St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church
East Side Union School District
Iglesia El Lirio de los Valles