Food Safety Training & Resources

Resource guide

Food Safety Training

Now it’s even easier to fulfill Foodlink’s food safety training requirements. You can do the training online. It’s as simple as reviewing the material, taking a quiz, and receiving a certificate.

Select the video that pertains to your program and take the corresponding quiz. Once it is submitted, allow at least 2 weeks for your certificate to arrive.

Pantry Programs: Basic Food Safety Training

QUIZ:  Basic Food Safety quiz for Pantry Programs (An 80% score is required to pass)


Prepared Meal Programs: Basic Food Safety Training

QUIZ: Basic Food Safety quiz for Prepared Meal Programs (An 80% score is required to pass)


 BackPack programs: Basic Food Safety Training


QUIZ: Basic Food Safety quiz for BackPack Programs (An 80% score is required to pass)


Trainings offered at Foodlink


Shopper orientation and basic food safety

Shopper Orientation is a workshop for agencies that are new to ordering from Foodlink. This is an opportunity for you to get a tour of our warehouse facilities, learn tips and tricks for how to get the most out of our online ordering system, and receive an overview of grant-funding opportunities and how best to use your grants while ordering.

During Basic Food Safety, we focus on container integrity of donated food product and how to assess if product is safe. We review food product dating requirements such as expiration dates, and safety and sanitation requirements and best practices.

>>> Register here


Level 1 Food Manager Certification

Foodlink offers the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Manager course. The certification is for five years. The cost is $125/person. Contact Emily Diaz for more information and registration details:

Next classes:

  • April 9 & 11 – 12-5 p.m. (Register by March 19)
  • Sept. 24 & 26 – 12-5 p.m. (Register by Sept. 7) 

(Financial assistance is available for Foodlink members. Click here to apply.

Level 2 Food Worker Certification

Foodlink provides training for hot meal program staff and volunteers. The certification is for three years. The cost is $75/person for member agencies, $105/person for nonmembers. Emergency agency members are eligible for HPNAP coverage for up to two people per year.

Click here to register for an upcoming class

Contact Emily Diaz for more information and registration details:

Next classes:


  • March 7 & 8 – 9 a.m. – noon (Register by Feb. 28)
  • June 5 & 6 – 1-4 p.m. (Register by May 30)
  • Oct. 17 & 18 – 9 a.m. – noon (Register by Oct. 10)

Useful links and resources

Food Safety

HPNAP Materials for Emergency Agencies


Additional Resources and Recipes