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R.I. Food Bank receives $10K, food items from Blue Cross

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank received multiple donations from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island as the nonprofit launched...

R.I. Community Food Bank’s donations from Stamp Out Hunger increase 48%

PROVIDENCE – The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, in which letter carriers collect bags of food from postal customers, brought in nearly 92,000...
CREDIT IS DUE: Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and her team have been instrumental in raising the visibility of the nonprofit and its mission.
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Blackman keeps capital flowing at the food bank

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER,NONPROFIT: LISA ROTH BLACKMAN | RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANKLISA ROTH BLACKMAN, chief philanthropy officer of the Rhode...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO donates $50,000 raised from her 2019 Inaugural Committee to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Wednesday. Pictured, from left: Deborah Thurston, food coordinator for food bank member agency TAPIN; Kate Brewster, executive director for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale; Andrew Schiff, food bank CEO; Raimondo; First Gentleman Andy Moffit; and Lisa Roth Blackman, food bank chief philanthropy officer. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Raimondo Inaugural Committee donates $50K to R.I. Food Bank

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit on Wednesday presented the Rhode Island Community Food Bank a $50,000 donation, which was...

R.I. Community Food Bank awarded $11K BlueAngel Community Health Grant

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has received an $11,000 2019 BlueAngel Community Health Grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence.Aged 68 to 84 and...

Nonprofits helping keep charity alive

Rhode Island is annually at or near the bottom of state rankings measuring charity, especially when it comes to volunteering.Such rankings, however, do not...

Food bank not sure it can handle expected federal surplus

The federal government plans to spend up to $1.2 billion purchasing food produced by U.S. farmers negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs initiated in response...
THE SIXTH ITERATION OF THE EAT DRINK RHODE ISLAND TRUCK STOP netted more than $150,000 for the R.I. Community Food Bank on Friday, April 27. Left to Right: Andrew Schiff, CEO of the food bank, David Dadekian, EDRI's owner and founder, and Se. Jack Reed. / COURTESY R.I. COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Truck Stop fundraiser nets $150K for food bank

PROVIDENCE - More than 600 people purchased tickets to taste the fares of 23 local food truck vendors on Friday, April 27 at the...
THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK is partnering up with Walmart and Feeding America for its annual "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." campaign.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank launches campaign with Walmart, Feeding America

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is partnering up with Walmart and Feeding America for the annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change,” according...
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