Agency Day Recap

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to Agency Day and make it such a successful day.  For everyone unable to attend, the Powerpoint presentations have been uploaded to the following links.  These presentations provided a great amount of information, please pass this information along to interested parties in your Hunger Relief Organization.
View Agenda HERE
Food Flow Chart/Difference between a Food Bank and Food Pantry
Grant Writing Basics 
Potential Grant Opportunities for Agencies
Talking with the Press – Media Talking Points
Eastern Communities Resource Coalition (ECRC)
Health Department – Martin, Tyrrell, Washington Counties
Eating on $4/Day
Delivery Fee

Agency Orientation

Orientations are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Food Bank of the Albemarle.   Each orientation is scheduled for 1.5 hours.   The Orientation Session is provided for the benefit of our hunger relief partners.   Orientation provides partner staff and volunteers with detailed rules & regulations as they relate to member organizations.   Orientation also gives the member organization the opportunity to see the Food Bank and understand the operation and how it will benefit a member agency.   The Food Bank staff also looks forward to meeting new members and hearing how their programs will benefit the community they serve. We ask that each partner please call in advance to register your organization and to send up 4 people to include staff and/or volunteers. The Program Director must attend, and the Board President is highly encouraged to also attend. To register, please contact Katrina Schauland Watkins at 252-335-4035, ext. 108, or via e-mail .

The following agenda used is for Agency Orientation (Download)

Retail Donation Training

Retail Donation training is a mandatory training for agencies picking up donated product from Food Lion, Walmart, Fresh Market, or Panera.  The training covers areas such as items that may be donated, record keeping requirements, good customer service and identification cards for participants.

Each year, volunteers participating in a retail donation program are responsible for attending training to obtain an updated Retail Donation Card. This training is for all volunteers who pick up food and products from retailers such as Wal-Mart, Food Lion and Panera Bread. Please make certain your volunteers check the expiration dates on their retail donation cards to ensure they remain in compliance with Food Bank of the Albemarle’s rules and regulations. For those that need renewal, this training is offered the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30am at Food Bank of the Albemarle. To register, please contact Katrina Schauland Watkins at 252-335-4035, ext. 108, or via e-mail .

Trailer Reservation

Reserve a refrigerated trailer full of perishable product for delivery!

How does it work?

We have a refrigerated trailer available for use by the agencies. The Food Bank of the Albemarle will load the refrigerated trailer with produce and deliver it to your agency’s location.  The trailer runs off a 3-prong, high-voltage outlet or can use a generator if necessary (we have one available upon request). On the day of your distribution, use the trailer as additional storage for perishable product to help increase the overall capacity of your agency.

The trailer needs to be reserved at least a week in advance. Use of the trailer is not guaranteed depending on season, warehouse needs, and produce availability.

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