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Five Rhode Island nonprofits receive $50K from National Grid Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island-based nonprofits recently received $50,000 combined from the National Grid Foundation to support hunger relief and human services for individuals...
LOADING UP: Ric Wild, executive director at the Good Neighbors Inc. food pantry in East Providence, loads bags of food into a vehicle while volunteer Elaine Fredrick fills boxes. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

STARVING FOR HELP: Needy flock to R.I.’s overwhelmed food pantries

IT'S COMMON for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Executive Director Heather Hole Strout to see adults and the elderly seeking food at...
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BankNewport helping to feed hungry in R.I. during COVID-19 pandemic

LOCAL PARTNER: BankNewport CEO and President Sandra Pattie, left, and Wendy Kagan, executive vice president and director of employee and community engagement, display the...

A bright spot in the pandemic numbers

The daily COVID-19 pandemic story is one of numbers and people. The crushing daily toll is told in deaths, hospitalizations, tests, unemployment claims and...

Cox Communications charitable group donates $25K to R.I. Food Bank

WEST WARWICK – The charitable arm of the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive, the James M. Cox Foundation, has donated $25,000...

Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation donates $124K to 15 R.I. organizations

WEST WARWICK – The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $124,500 in emergency grant funds to 15 Rhode Island organizations to assist with COVID-19...

Farm Fresh RI, R.I. Food Bank approved for USDA’s new food...

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will collaborate to provide up to 3,750 boxes of food per...
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Five Questions With: Andrew Schiff, Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO

5Q: Andrew Schiff | CEO, Rhode Island Community Food Bank 1. How much more food is being distributed by Rhode Island Community Food Bank...
UNITED WAY OF Rhode Island's inaugural 401Gives Day raised $1.2 million for 365 nonprofits, exceeding the organization's initial $1 million fundraising goal for the event.

United Way’s 401Gives Day collects $1.2M for nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Close to $1.2 million was raised Wednesday for 365 Rhode Island-based nonprofit organizations in the United Way of Rhode Island’s inaugural 401Gives...

R.I. Community Food Bank receives $100K from MetLife Foundation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank recently was the beneficiary of a $100,000 donation from the MetLife Foundation to help handle increased...

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