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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...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION donated $100,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Above, Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIF donates $100K to R.I. Food Bank

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded the Rhode Island Community Food Bank a $100,000 donation to tackle the growing hunger crisis in...
THE NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL, Boy Scouts of America collected 215,000 pounds of non-perishable canned goods for its annual "Scouting for Food Good Turn."

Boy Scout food drive collects 215K lbs. of canned goods

PROVIDENCE - The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America collected 215,000 pounds of food in its 30th annual “Scouting for Food Good Turn” food...
GIVING PLATFORM: Financial organizational software My Fund, pictured above, links to United Way of Rhode Island’s online giving platform, allowing donors to give to any nonprofit organization throughout the country. / COURTESY UNITED WAY 
OF RHODE ISLAND

Nonprofits not worried about giving fatigue after storms

In the span of roughly four weeks, the southern coast of the United States and the island of Puerto Rico were ravaged by multiple...
INCREASED RELIANCE: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff helps volunteer Yve Capella stock the shelves at The Olneyville Food Center at 261 Manton Ave., in Providence. Schiff says there is an increased reliance on emergency food pantries fed by the food bank in the summer months when free and reduced-priced school-meal services are paused, putting greater strain on low-income families to afford food. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite nearly 300 corporate donors, R.I.’s food bank waging uphill battle

Every Monday and Thursday Julie Guerin travels the 2 miles from her home in Cumberland to the 65-acre Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm, where she helps...
DOWN ON THE FARM: Food insecurity rises in the summer when children don’t have access to subsidized school meals. Here, first-graders from Community School learn where food comes from during a visit to the Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm in Cumberland. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Summer is here and vulnerable R.I.ers face serious food insecurity

It is a seeming contradiction that during the height of the growing season in Rhode Island, food scarcity is at its most acute. The reason:...

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