HELPERS HURTING: Nonprofits overwhelmed by needs and no end in sight

TAKING STOCK: Rhode Island Community Food Bank Chief Philanthropy Officer Lisa Roth Blackman says empty shelves are a common sight at the organization’s Providence warehouse because demand is so high lately. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
TAKING STOCK: Rhode Island Community Food Bank Chief Philanthropy Officer Lisa Roth Blackman says empty shelves are a common sight at the organization’s Providence warehouse because demand is so high lately. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
In nearly 15 years of working at poverty relief nonprofit Amos House, ­­Jessica Salter has seen the toll that food and housing insecurity has taken on some Rhode Islanders. But this year, even she acknowledges feeling more alarmed than usual. “We’re in a situation now where we’re seeing housing issues combined with food costs creating…

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