Hunger and food insecurity are formidable problems in the United States—and the need for those committed to feed the hungry and food insecure is equally as great.

Thinking about starting a food pantry or soup kitchen in your organization? CongregationU can help. We have developed a new online course that will help you learn about the challenges and rewards of operating a hunger relief program in your community. There is a world of information out there about this topic, but where do you start?

This 90-minute online course whittles down the bigger picture to the details of how you can actually get started. The course can be purchased individually for just $16 per user, and is also included with our cost-effective Unlimited Package.

Module 1: Organizing and Operating a Food Pantry

  • Types of food assistance programs and the need for those programs
  • Research and planning
  • Costs and funding options, along with responsibilities and requirements
  • Establishing reliable food sources
  • Safe food storage and handling procedures
  • Developing a marketing plan to promote the program

Module 2: Organizing and Operating a Meal Program

  • The scope and effects of poverty and food insecurity
  • Options for providing meals to the hungry
  • Necessary steps to develop and launch a meal program
  • Meal program costs, legal responsibilities and other important considerations
  • Establishing reliable, ongoing food sources and funding
  • Developing a welcoming and safe environment for patrons, staff and volunteers

CongregationU online courses:

  • Are faith-based
  • Provide real-life scenarios taking place in churches and faith-based organizations
  • Are easily trackable
  • Include a certificate of completion for each user

Check out our rooftop pricing, which allows you to train everyone under one rooftop for one low price. If you already have our Unlimited Package, the course is now in your bundle and you can assign it to users today!

Contact us at 866.862.5855 or or visit our website to purchase this course today!