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Stepping Up: Frontline Foods RI looks to help restaurants, feed health...

PROVIDENCE – Restaurant owner Perry Raso was already donating thousands of free meals through his restaurant Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. His most recent delivery, though,...

Stepping Up: Tufts Health Plan launches employee relief fund

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted families’ lives across New England but one health insurance company is looking to contribute some relief to their employees.  Tufts...

Stepping Up: Upserve offers free online ordering software for restaurants

PROVIDENCE – Sheryl Hoskins has spent the last two decades in software IT, including her current role as CEO of Providence-based restaurant management software...

Stepping Up: Elisha Project promises no peanut butter and jelly, no...

EAST PROVIDENCE — Even before COVID-19 arrived in Rhode Island, George Ortiz Jr. saw a notable increase in families seeking food assistance from the...
EMPLOYEES AT RED STRIPE restaurant in Providence organize meal packages to be delivered to Roger Williams Medical Center. Encore Restaurant Group and the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation recently launched its Meals with a Mission program where it will deliver close to 4,000 meals to frontline workers. / COURTESY ENCORE RESTAURANT GROUP

Stepping Up: OSJL Charitable Foundation, Encore Restaurant Group serving up meals...

PROVIDENCE – When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo offered restaurants the opportunity to allow take-out in order to stay in operation during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Stepping Up: Granny Squibb managing partner designs protective equipment for Women...

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 was barely a dot on the national radar when The Granny Squibb Co. launched its “if we can, we will,” campaign...

Stepping Up: Narragansett photographer shoots porch portraits in exchange for small-business...

NARRAGANSETT – Josh Edenbaum has always been someone who likes to keep busy. But amid the economic shutdown prompted by COVID-19, the owner of Josh...
NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & Distilling Co. will have a portion of its beer and spirits sales benefiting the Rhode Island Hospitality Employee Relief Fund to help hospitality workers who have been displaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Brendan O'Donnell, pictured, said the current impact on the hospitality industry as a result of the pandemic has been 'devastating.' / COURTESY NEWPORT CRAFT BREWING & DISTILLING CO.

Stepping Up: Newport Craft brewing up donations from sales to help...

NEWPORT – Virtually every city and town across the globe is facing its share of challenges in having to indefinitely shut down its respective...
IVORY ELLA LLC employees, from left, Claritza Gonzales, Yasmin Ramos, Nelson Vasquez and Annette LaPietra, help build activity kits for national nonprofit Project Sunshine, which will be distributed to pediatric patients currently hospitalized. / COURTESY IVORY ELLA LLC

Stepping Up: Ivory Ella building activity kits for hospitalized children

WESTERLY – Ivory Ella LLC has never been shy at wanting to help a cause it believes in. The Westerly-based online retailer centers its mission...
VENTILATORPROJECT.ORG, ALONG WITH the University of Rhode Island, R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Department of Health and local fire stations are working collaboratively to help collect sleep apnea machines for local hospitals to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, Peter Snyder, vice president for research and economic development at URI; Tao Wei, URI associate professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering; Dana Lesperance, director at Absolute Respiratory Care; Alex Hornstein, leader of the VentilatorProject.Org, and Air Force Col. Erik Brine, executive director at National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Stepping Up: Local nonprofit collaborating with URI, RIDOH, CommerceRI to collect...

PROVIDENCE – Alex Hornstein considers himself a world tourist, of sorts. A former electrical engineer and computer scientist, Hornstein had traveled to various places...

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