Stepping Up: Elisha Project promises no peanut butter and jelly, no cans, no embarrassment

EAST PROVIDENCE — Even before COVID-19 arrived in Rhode Island, George Ortiz Jr. saw a notable increase in families seeking food assistance from the nonprofit he cofounded, including families with two working parents. His nonprofit, Elisha Project, started as a ‘food rescue’ operation, taking surplus meals and foods from businesses and restaurants, and serving people…

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