Course Catalog

The Vermont Foodbank offers resources and workshops to assist Network Partners (NPs) in serving the needs of their communities. Workshops are free for NPs unless otherwise noted (ServSafe). Registration is required for all workshops. To register, click on the date of the workshop or follow "Register here" links. Non-NPs may attend workshops, if space allows.

For classes that are offered as a webinar or online, you must have access to a phone line and a high speed (DSL or faster) internet connection. You will receive specific instructions on participating in the webinar several days before the course.

Cancellations:   If you need to cancel your registration for a ServSafe workshop, you must notify the Vermont Foodbank 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the date of the class.  With this prior notice, you can opt for a refund or a credit for use at a future training.   Cancellations after this time will only be refunded if the slot at the training can be filled.

Substitutions:  You may change the staff registered for the class if needed; please notify the Foodbank of any changes by 8 a.m. on the day of the class.

Please contact Jen Messier at or 802-477-4124 within the time frames listed above with any cancellations, changes, questions, etc.




Online Food Shelf Food Safety Training

This online course covers all of the components of the Food Shelf Food Safety Training. Topics covered in depth will include: preventing cross contamination, good personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, cleaning and sanitizing, among others. In addition there will be a special focus on handling food in a food shelf environment. Food shelf specific topics covered will include: What constitutes a safe dented can or crushed box of product? What do codes on products really mean? How long is food really good for? How can I keep the food in my food shelf safe?  The online course includes a four-part training video (about 1.5 hours total), a Food Safety Training for Food Shelves information pamphlet and a ServSafe Food Handler Guide.  Review of the training video is required prior to taking the online test.  Participants successfully completing this course will fulfill their Vermont Foodbank Food Safety training requirement.

To register for the Online Food Shelf Food Safety Training, click here. 

Note: If you are not able to watch the videos online, contact Jen Messier at to request that a thumbdrive of the videos be mailed.

Please note that a Network Partner is an organization that has a membership agreement with the Vermont Foodbank and have been assigned an agency number.

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Friday March 27
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: CITY BUILDING PLACE, 219 NORTH MAIN STREET, BARRE, VT 05641. This 8-hour course focuses on sanitation in food service operations. Learn the basics of safe food handling and how to avoid food borne illness. Get training on safe receiving, food storage, preparation and serving, and cooling and reheating. Proper cleaning techniques and pest management will also be covered. Completion of the course and a passing grade on the multiple choice test result in ServSafe Certification now required for all Vermont Foodbank Network Partners serving prepared foods on site. Bring a bag lunch.
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