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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...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth Associate Professor Tim Shea is developing a 'Food Finder' website and smartphone app to help southeastern Massachusetts residents find locations that provide food assistance. / COURTESY FOODFINDER.SEMAFOODSECURITY.COM

UMass Dartmouth professor creating app, website to help curb food insecurity

DARTMOUTH – A University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor is hoping to bridge the hunger gap in southeastern Massachusetts through a smartphone app and a...
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