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Boy Scouts Narragansett Council collects more than 75 tons of food

PROVIDENCE – The Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council collected more than 75 tons of food across Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut during the...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank's 2023 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island notes that a record number of Rhode Islanders in 2023 needed assistance due to inflation and federal COVID-19 food support programs ended. / PBN FILE PHOTO / JAMES BESSETTE

New R.I. food bank status report shows food insecurity has worsened

PROVIDENCE – With the COVID-19 pandemic fading in the rearview mirror, there was a belief that food insecurity would decrease with people returning to...
REACHING OUT: LaSalle Academy students JJ Sanzi, left, and Cole ­Matthews volunteer by preparing meals at the Amos House food kitchen in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Food banks, pantries across R.I. report surging need

PROVIDENCE – At poverty relief organization Amos House, a busy month in the soup kitchen typically meant serving around 14,000 meals. And if the...
HEAVY LIFTING: Joe Parillo, left, warehouse expeditor, and Joe Regan, warehouse manager, unload cases of canned goods at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s distribution center in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

High food costs still difficult to digest in R.I.

The past few years have been especially hard for Rhode Island ­residents facing food ­insecurity. Within the Ocean State, 1 in 3 ­households cannot...

R.I. Food Hunger Survey: Food assistance, insecurity still problematic

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank, in partnership with the Brown University School of Public Health, recently released results of this year’s...

Garelick Farms provides 201,000 milk cartons to R.I. Food Bank to...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will be the beneficiary of several thousand milk cartons from dairy company Garelick Farms to help...

Rhode Island Community Food Bank receives $100K grant from Point32Health

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Community Food Bank received a $100,000 grant from the Point32Health Foundation to increase its capacity in response to a growing...

Five Questions With: Andrew Schiff

Andrew Schiff is the CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The food bank recently released its annual Status Report on Hunger in...

R.I. Food Bank report: Hunger in state worse than during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity has gotten worse in Rhode Island this past year than it was during the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly due to inflation...
HELPING HAND: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center volunteer Susan Barnes, right, assists a customer in the nonprofit organization’s food pantry in Newport.
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Soaring inflation hurting nonprofits in many ways

Ask Heather Hole Strout what keeps her up at night and she answers without hesitating. “Housing. It’s a big issue. Many we help have...
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