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Citizens donates $1M to Feeding America, announces partnership

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. donated $1 million to Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization, the bank announced Tuesday, and joined the nonprofit...
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June launches busy food festival season in R.I.

Even in the heyday of food festivals in the first decade of the restaurant boom, it would have been tough to top the number...
ROLLIE WESEN, right, co-founder and chief operations officer of the Jacques Pépin Foundation and a culinary professor at Johnson & Wales cooks with with Chef Ron Lewis, left, instructor with the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs to cook in Newport to celebrate RICFB’s Community Kitchen

NEWPORT - A galaxy of culinary stars will cook and mingle with local foodies on Thursday night at Newport Vineyards. The Rhode Island Community...
SEASONED INTERPRETER: Jose Cruz, left, is a medically certified interpreter who has worked for Pinpoint Translation Services in Providence for more than a decade. Cruz speaks with Elba Morales, right, of Providence, a Spanish-speaking resident of PACE Organization of Rhode Island, as Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinpoint fills need for interpreters

As Rhode Island’s population becomes more diverse, business and government entities are encountering more people who need goods and services but who have trouble...
THE STADIUM THEATRE Performing Arts Centre will host its 16th annual Auction for the Arts May 31. / COURTESY STADIUM THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Philanthropy Calendar, May 11, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...
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 BRAIN INJURY Association of Rhode Island will hold its annual “Keep Your Head Up” walk and run event May 5 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. / COURTESY BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND

Philanthropy Calendar, April 27, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...
GOYA FOODS has donated 40,032 pounds of food to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank as part of its corporate "Can Do" campaign. From left, Hector Vasquez from Goya Foods; Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank; Luke DiMeo from Shaw’s Cranston at Chapel View; and Jose Henriquez and Pedro Moya from Goya Foods. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Goya donates 40K pounds of food to Rhode Island Community Food...

PROVIDENCE – As part of its corporate “Can Do” campaign, Goya Foods Inc., based in Webster, Mass., donated 40,032 pounds of food to 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 COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Association said that it distributed 9.5 million pounds of food in fiscal 2017. / COURTESY RICFBA

Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributed 9.5 million pounds of food...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank Association reported a $378,875 increase in unrestricted net assets in its 2017 Annual Report, released Wednesday.The...
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