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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Seniors at a food pantry
Ensuring Seniors Have Healthy Food
Twenty percent of the people we serve are age 60 or older, so ensuring our seniors have healthy food is a priority. Since 2015, the Food Bank has been managing the USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Bank (CSFP) program in Rhode Island. The goal of the program is to ensure that low-income seniors have access to food that meets their nutritional needs and is easy-to-prepare.
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Volunteers harvest produce at local farm
Volunteers Needed to Harvest Produce
The Food Bank supports a network of community gardens dedicated to growing fresh produce for Rhode Islanders in need. Located in Charlestown, Cumberland, Smithfield and Warren, the gardens need help weeding and harvesting vegetables. If interested in helping with the harvest, please contact one of the garden coordinators.
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Watermelon Salsa
Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Our nutrition education team visits our member agencies to teach clients how to make healthy meals out of food pantry staples. Since watermelon is a summer staple, they adapted a Watermelon Salsa recipe to share with all our supporters.
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200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 942‑MEAL (6325)