Hello fellow volunteers!
As many of you know, the Pantry gets the majority of the food we distribute from the Connecticut Food Bank. Some of that food is funded by the federal government through programs administered by the USDA.
In order to participate in these programs, EVERY active Daily Bread volunteer must complete a mandatory civil rights training course every year.
Even in the absence of this requirement, brushing up on our knowledge of civil rights laws and the history behind them is never a bad idea.
Somewhat helpfully, the USDA has produced some slides that satisfy the training requirement. These slides can be found here. A similar version in Spanish is here. This is the material you MUST review in order to continue to volunteer at the Pantry. The absolute deadline to complete the training is March 1 and you MUST let me know you have done so!!