FREE Food Safety Trainings

Announcing Fall Training Schedule

If you work with a food assistance organization or if you are a volunteer food runner, sign up for one of Community Food Rescue’s FREE Safe Food Handling Trainings.

A CFR volunteer food runner delivers donated food to GaithersburgHELP
A CFR volunteer food runner delivers donated food to GaithersburgHELP

The fall trainings will be held at various locations around the County. Click on a date below to sign up.

Oct. 20 Training at Bethesda Green, Bethesda

Nov. 12 Training at Rainbow Community Development Center, Silver Spring

These FREE two hour trainings are intended for food rescue recipient organization staff and volunteers, and food runners who will be actively engaged in recovering unused surplus food from food businesses.  This abbreviated ServSafe training will cover 4 main areas:

  • Basic Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cross-Contamination prevention
  • Time & Temperature Control 

Community Food Rescue food runner guidelines will be covered and each participant will leave with the knowledge needed to safely receive food from donors, transport and deliver rescued food under proper temperature controls.

Insulated bag keeps foods at the correct temperature during a food run. Instructions on the top of the bag, reminds food runners how to handle and transport food safely.
Insulated bag keeps foods at the correct temperature during a food run. Instructions on the top of the bag, reminds food runners how to handle and transport food safely.

The first 15 food assistance organizations to register for CFR’s matching Web application will receive a CFR toolkit to include:

An insulated cooler bag, thermometer and alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, CFR food donation tracking sheets, a temperature control quick reference guide and copy of the ServSafe Employee Guide.

FAQs

What if I need Spanish translation or Spanish printed materials?

Please contact Teresa Johnson asap if you need a Spanish translator for this training. We will have a limited supply of ServSafe materials in Spanish at no cost to attendee.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For registration: Cheryl Kollin, Community Food Rescue 240-491-1958 cheryl@communityfoodrescue.org

For class content: Teresa Johnson, Family Services, Inc. (301) 693-7803 teresa.johnson@fs-inc.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your name on our list

How do food businesses, food assistance organizations, and volunteer food runners sign up to participate in CFR’s Free matching Web application?

Visit CFR’s Web app page to get started.

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