Citizens Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Feed a Friend Food Pantry.
The mobile pantry helps combat hunger throughout Newport County by offering nutrition education and flexible hours and locations for working families.
The 62nd annual Community and Justice Awards event, hosted by Rhode Island for Community and Justice, raised nearly $50,000 for the RICJ’s diversity training, juvenile justice, Wall of Hope and youth leadership programs.
Tasha Evans, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Member, works at the Church Community Housing Corp. and the McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport, where she prepares residents who are homeless or have low incomes with job training and life skills. Since Evans began working at CCHC, she has helped more than 23 McKinney Cooperative Shelter occupants find jobs, which include local hotels and restaurants. Evans also developed the Craft for a Cause program. The program supplies CCHC residents with art supplies and St. Paul’s Thrift Shop also sells their creations, with proceeds coming directly back to the artists.
Family Service of Rhode Island recently concluded a community drive to assist needy veterans and their families. Personal-care items – such as toothpaste and shaving cream – were brought by community members to several Family Service of Rhode Island locations.
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