Education & Training

Agency Roundtables

 

Emergency feeding programs (food pantries, hot meal and shelter sites) will be required to attend at least one Agency Roundtable during the year in order to maintain eligibility for grant funded product.

This year, the Foodbank will host a series of Agency Roundtable sessions to facilitate communication and cooperation within our network. We are excited to bring these sessions to a community near you. The Agency Roundtable sessions will feature a variety of content, from educational workshops to community conversations and will take place throughout our eight county service area.

All agencies are welcome and encouraged to attend the Agency Roundtable sessions. For those agencies that did not send a representative to the 2013 Network Summit, attendance at an Agency Roundtable will reinstate eligibility for grant funded product.

If you are interested in attending, please register online or to Adrienne Bradley, Manager, Programs, by e-mailing abradley@acrfb.org or calling 330.777.2311.

Descriptions for each of the Roundtables is below the registration form.

Medina/Wayne County Roundtable

Thursday, August 7 9:30am-12:00pm

University of Akron- Medina Campus (6300 Technology Lane, Medina 44256)

Tuscarawas, Carroll & Holmes County Roundtable

Thursday, August 14 9:30am-12:00pm

Carroll County District Library (70 Second Street NE, Carrollton)

Portage/Stark Roundtable

September 25, 2014 4:00-6:00pm

Life Pointe Church of Atwater (6498 Waterloo Road, Atwater)

PantryTrak Training

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron 44307)

No more paper! PantryTrak is an online program that allows you to complete TEFAP forms electronically and track your monthly statistics. Minimize paperwork, simplify registration and improve your reporting accuracy with this simple and free internet based software. In this training, you will have a hand on overview of the system, its benefits, and features and learn how to implement it at your food pantry.  Please register to Gary Green, Manager, Member Services by e-mailing ggreen@acrfb.org or by calling 330.777.7575. *Pre-registration paperwork is required.

*Participants must bring a laptop or tablet to this training.

Oh SNAP! Roundtable

Thursday, July 10 9am-12pm

Tuscarawas County Public Library (121 Fair Avenue NW, New Philadelphia 44663)

Wednesday, July 16 9am-12pm

Medina Public Library (210 S. Broadway Street, Medina 44256)

This small group meeting is a forum where agency members can meet and share ideas with other programs that have common characteristics and goals. We would like to invite you to attend this interactive session, where you will learn about:

  • The basics of SNAP

  • SNAP Myths

  • The Impact of SNAP on food security

  • How you can effectively promote SNAP at your agency

The round table will be a collaborative session where you can:

  • Listen

  • Ask questions

  • Discuss strategies and network with other attendees

  • Receive feedback from current agency members who may be participating in relatable similar activities?

Cooking Demonstration with Sherri, Shy Cellars

July 14, 2014 2-4pm

Shy Cellars (9185 U.S. 250, Strasburg 44680)

Chef Sherri will create an unforgettable team building event that will be water cooler chatter for a really long time!

Guests then slip on an apron and are divided into teams that work together to create a culinary masterpiece.

And, of course, once the cooking is finished everyone will sit down, relax, and enjoy their culinary creations. When the evening is over, each guest leaves with new cooking skills, a great team building experience, and memories of a great time.

Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP for this exciting food demo, hosted by our 2013 Taste of the NFL winner.