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THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank noted in its latest Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island than low-income residents miss more than 11 million meals annually.

Report: More than 11M meals are missed annually in R.I. by...

PROVIDENCE — Low-income residents in Rhode Island are annually missing 11.3 million meals and closing such a gap will require “significant investment” in federal...

R.I. Food Bank launches annual holiday drive with turkey donations

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank kicked off its annual Holiday Food Drive last week and invited Rhode Islanders to participate by...

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Blackman keeps capital flowing at the food bank

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER,NONPROFIT: LISA ROTH BLACKMAN | RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK LISA 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...

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