Top Shelf Training Offered in February and March - Capital Area Food Bank
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Top Shelf Training Offered in February and March

By David Poms January 24, 2012

The Capital Area Food Bank is gearing up to offer the Top Shelf training program to partner agencies in February and March. The goal of Top Shelf is to provide organizations with the resources to increase capacity, serve more clients, and sustain emergency feeding programs.
Seven workshops provide solid foundations for feeding programs to improve their operations. Upon completion of the training, organizations will become Top Shelf certified, giving them increased knowledge and skills with relevant and immediate application to programming, as well as access to special grants and programs offered by the food bank.
Top Shelf is the result of extensive collaboration between the Capital Area Food Bank partner agencies, and local nonprofit leaders from across the greater Washington metropolitan area. These seven workshops – on finances, program evaluation, volunteer management, food distribution, nutrition, safe food handling, and wrap around services –focus on best practices for emergency feeding programs. By collaborating with professionals, Top Shelf will increase the capacity of CAFB partner network to feed the hungry through education and expanded adoption of best practices.

Partner agencies that are interested in participating in Top Shelf should go to our Top Shelf page to learn more and register for classes. The deadline for registration for CAFB partner agencies who want to participate in all seven workshops is February 2nd. To find out more information, contact David Poms at or call 202-526-5344 x294.