Food Safety Workshops

To ensure that The Greater Boston Food Bank and our member agencies are operating at the highest level of food safety, we offer regular workshops on important safety issues.
ne-center-for-homeless-veteransPANTRY FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP

There are no Pantry Food Safety Workshops being held in-person at this time. All classes will be held via Zoom for the foreseeable future. COVID-19-related food safety questions should be directed to your local Board of Health. Other food safety questions can be sent to

The Pantry Food Safety Workshop is offered exclusively to our member agencies at no cost. Its curriculum was developed by a team of nutrition and food safety professionals and is taught on site by the Nutrition Department of The Greater Boston Food Bank. The content was developed for pantries who distribute both perishable and nonperishable foods and should be taken by staff and volunteers who distribute groceries to pantry clients. Food pantries must attend this workshop at least once every two years in order to receive USDA and MEFAP products from GBFB. Attendees who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of participation. Topics include transporting food safely, maintaining sanitary facilities and vehicles, assessing food safety, roles of regulatory agencies, and preparing for inspections.

To register for a Pantry Food Safety Workshop, please click here.

To view the upcoming calendar of Pantry Food Safety Workshops, please click here.


Regional Pantry Food Safety Workshops are currently on hold.


We are not offering ServSafe® trainings or exams at this time. If you need to renew your certificate, please go to the ServSafe website directly to find a class and schedule an exam. 


The state of Massachusetts now requires all establishments who need ServSafe® certification to undergo Food Allergy Awareness Training. To purchase and view the online video from the National Restaurant Association, click here.

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