Top Shelf

The goal of the Top Shelf training program is to provide Capital Area Food Bank partner agencies
with the resources to begin and sustain emergency feeding programs. The Top Shelf series consists of seven workshops that provide a solid foundation for emergency feeding programs that are seeking to improve their operations. Organizations that participate in Top Shelf trainings and receive Top Shelf certification will have access to numerous benefits.

Organizations may send a different representative to each class and receive credit. After signing up, the final step for registration is to complete this self-assessment survey here. Class size is limited to the first 40 participants that register. All organizations that intend to achieve Top Shelf certification should complete a self-assessment survey

Test out forms for organizations who intend to test out of any classes must be submitted by one week past the final class of each round. If you are unsure if your organization will qualify to test out of a particular class, submit the paperwork for that particular class to the A3 coordinator at least one week before it is scheduled, in order to give enough time to receive feedback.

Series includes:

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Finances
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management
  • Distribution Basics
  • Promoting Healthy Food
  • More than Food: Wrap Around Services