Agency Training

Orientation & Food In, Food Out

Learn about our programs, agency eligibility requirements and the overall application and approval process. During this training we will also discuss how to access product from the San Antonio Food Bank and how to store product and how to determine client eligibility. We will cover best practices keeping in mind the policies and procedures outlined in the Agency Guidebook.

New staff at current agencies are required to attend within two months of change.

RSVP required via email: Roshunda Smith or Megan Janzen

Upcoming Dates
Place: San Antonio Food Bank

  • Thursday, December 15, 9am-12pm
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9am-12pm
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 9am-12pm

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2017 Partner Agency Networking Conference

This is an annual requirement for ALL agencies. We cover basic food safety and distribution requirements, as well as the opportunity to hear from executive level staff and great networking opportunities with other partners. See you there!

  • Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • Wednesday. October 25, 2017


2017 Grant Writing Orientation

Don’t know anything about grants? Where do you look? What needs to be included? Come to a free orientation to learn the basics.

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: San Antonio Food Bank

Grant writing training is mandatory for all new SAFB partner agencies

  • Thursday, Feb 23, 2-3pm
  • Thursday, May 25, 2-3pm
  • Thursday, August 24, 2-3pm
  • Thursday, November 16, 2-3pm

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Education Training

Food Handlers Class

Join us for a full-day class for the Food Handlers Certificate. This class will be taught by our Director of Culinary Arts. Food Safety is very important to the San Antonio Food Bank and to the clients we serve. Knowing how to handle the food you are distributing will greatly improve the safety of the products you give to clients. Please join us!  Cost:  $10 per person to cover materials and test.


  • Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  • Friday, November 10, 2017

Place: San Antonio Food Bank

RSVP for this and other classes here.

Nutrition Education Series

Join us for one or all sessions with our Health, Wellness & Nutrition Division staff. They will help teach you how to present a food demo, the new food guidelines called MyPlate, and many other tidbits that can help you and your clients.

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Place: San Antonio Food Bank


  • Wednesday, September 21st
  • Tuesday, October 4th
  • Tuesday, November 1st
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Wednesday, February 15th
  • Wednesday, March 8th
  • Tuesday, April 4th
  • Tuesday May 2nd

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Agency Express 3.0

Starting April 2014, the San Antonio Food Bank offers a real-time order system for our partner agencies. Check out our easy-to-follow handout and watch our tutorial video to get a good idea on how to use this system. The video has great tips on how to make the most of the Shopping List and many helpful hints. All new volunteers/staff should watch this video to become familiar with the system.