R.I. Community Food Bank has a full plate in combating COVID-19 pandemic

GROWING NEED: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff has seen the number of individuals needing food increase from 53,000 to 68,000 people per month since March. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
GROWING NEED: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff has seen the number of individuals needing food increase from 53,000 to 68,000 people per month since March. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
While the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s work is critical year after year to people in need, that work has reached a new level of importance this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Food bank CEO Andrew Schiff is seeing it play out. As unemployment in Rhode Island hit 12.6% in August, more people…

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