Resource & Training Center

Events & Trainings

SMFBA Upcoming Events:

SMFBA Annual Partner Appreciation Conference:

  • More information & dates to be announced (Sept or Oct 2017)

SMFBA Required Classes:

New Partner Agencies:

  • New Partner Agency Orientation– Are you applying to be a Partner Agency? If so, then this is the required class needed as part of the application process.

Upcoming Dates & Locations Below

Phoenix – St. Mary’s Food Bank: ALL from 9AM – 10:30AM

  • Monday July 9th
  • Monday  Aug 8th
  • Monday  Sept 10th
  • Monday  Oct 1st
  • Monday Nov 5th
  • Monday Dec 3rd

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Airport Conference Room, 6200 S Pulliam Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86005: ALL from 10 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Friday June 15th
  • Friday July 20th
  • Friday August 17th
  • Friday September 21st
  • Friday October 19th
  • Friday November 9th
  • Friday December 14th

Click here to sign up for an upcoming orientation.

Civil Rights:

  • TEFAP & CSFP Civil Rights Training – TEFAP & CSFP agencies are required to complete Civil Rights Training every year to remain in compliance. Agencies may watch the SMFBA webinar below, attend live trainings at SMFBA or submit certificates received elsewhere. Webinars require computer and internet access, so please ensure that you have access to both before you reserve.

Food Safety:

  • ServSafe Manager Certification Class/Exam
    • Will be announced

All classes will be held 9:00-4:00 PM, Exam is 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank University of Phoenix Building
    3003 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009.
    Click here to RSVP

SMFBA Informal Learning Series:

SMFBA is excited to offer informal classes to our partners on a variety of topics! Check back often to see what new classes and opportunities we have for you. Join us for an hour of learning and fun!

  • June: SNAP Training – Hear from our SNAP Outreach team about the services we offer to our agencies. Learn more about SNAP benefits, outreach and becoming an anchor site.
    Monday, June 5, 2017 from 10-11am
    St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
    University of Phoenix Community Room
    2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
    Note: This training session has been cancelled, but a webinar training will be added to the pre-recorded webinars section below in the coming weeks.
  • July: Volunteer Management Training – Hear tips from our Volunteer Engagement Team on how to recruit, manage, provide recognition and deal with volunteer conflict.
    Friday, July 14, 2017 from 1-2pm
    St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
    Del Webb Warehouse
    2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
    Click here to RSVP

Agency Pre-Recorded Webinars

  • Link2Feed Resources
    This webinar will include step-by-step instruction on how to create/edit user roles, use notes to support monthly reporting and other tools/best practices.
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  • CSFP Training
    This webinar will cover how to complete the monthly documents for the CSFP program.
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  • Civil Rights Training
    TEFAP agencies are required to complete Civil Rights Training every year to remain in compliance.
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  • Best Practices for the Handling, Storage and Distribution of Produce
    Understanding Donated Produce and Implementing Best Practices for Handling, Storage and Distribution. Click here to download produce guidelines handout.
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  • Atlas Training – How to Enter Your Client’s Data
    This webinar will cover how to properly input clients into the ATLAS database. A MUST for your intake voluteers. Click here to download the 2017 ATLAS Guide.
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  • Fundraising 101
    Terri Shoemaker, Director of Development and Marketing at the Association of Arizona Food Banks, will take you through everything from giving trends in the US through how people are most likely to donate to your organization. Terri will also give you a peek into the neuroscience behind how we give and why, and leave attendees with practical resources and tips to take back put to use.Download the handouts for this presentation here!
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  • Volunteer Management
    This workshop will help you recruit, manage and recognize volunteers for your agency.
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