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Suffering unequal when food prices skyrocket

THE COST OF EGGS AND BREAD is soaring – a trend that’s particularly punishing for the poorest Americans. Average food prices climbed at an annualized rate...
THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY Food Bank released Monday its annual Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island, which notes that racial inequities and food insecurity remain high. Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff, pictured, feels the COVID-19 pandemic made things worse for communities of color. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. food bank: Food insecurity, racial inequities still problematic

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island’s economy gradually recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity remains high, affording adequate food is still a challenge for...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND'S fifth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected food insecurity in both Rhode Island and across the U.S.

URI’s annual Food System Summit to focus on COVID-19 impact on...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island’s fifth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit will focus on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food...

BankNewport donates $255,000 to 52 community organizations

NEWPORT – BankNewport recently donated a total of $255,000 to 52 community organizations that support basic needs, according to a news release. The grants, intended...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released Thursday a new report stating that the COVID-19 pandemic will increase child food insecurity rates in Rhode Island to as high as 29%.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Pandemic worsens child food insecurity rate in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Thursday its latest report on child hunger and nutrition in the Ocean State that found food insecurity...

Brown changes meal plan requirements to reduce ‘food insecurity’

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is making changes to the meal plans it offers students in order to reduce "food insecurity" that studies say college...
COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island students Leyshell Williams, left, and Sabrina Melki prepare bags of food and household products at the food pantry at CCRI's Lincoln campus ahead of the pantry's official opening on Monday. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI opens pantry for its ‘food insecure’ students

LINCOLN – Citing studies that indicate that one in four community college students is “food insecure,” Community College of Rhode Island officials opened a...
A CONSISTENT NEED: Nicole Dufresne, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Rhode Island, reminds potential donors that older children, not just young ones, look forward to gifts during the holidays. From left, Lania Bonilla, 11; Jaylh Wheeler, 8; Dufresne; Dasia Spiver, 12; Noah Bonilla, 7. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 26, 2018

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing and holiday gifts.  Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC...

Report: Food insecurity in R.I. on the rise despite improving economy

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity in Rhode Island is on the rise, according to a Nov. 19 report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. According...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank reported that food insecurity in Rhode Island is on the rise as food cost inflation outpaces wage gains.

Report: Food insecurity in R.I. on the rise despite improving economy

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity in Rhode Island is on the rise, according to a new report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank released...
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