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Friday, October 27, 2017

From the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Annual Meeting recap and hurricane relief update.
Scouts deliver door hangers on Oct 28, return on Nov 4 to pick up food donations.
Scouting for Food:
Look for Door Hanger & Prepare Donation
On Saturday, October 28, thousands of Scouts from across the state will be distributing door hangers to homes asking for donations of healthy, non-perishable food in the Food Bank’s biggest food drive of the year. As they’ve done for thirty years, the Scouts will return the following Saturday, November 4 starting at 9 pick up donations. We need your help to ensure that we have healthy food for our neighbors in need this holiday season. If the Scouts don’t canvass you neighborhood, please consider making an online donation.
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Food Bank member agency receives Loni McGrath Community Garden Award.
Leadership Recognized at Annual Meeting
At this week's annual meeting, the Loni McGrath Community Garden Award was given to member agency Westbay Community Action for their farm program that grows 15,000 pounds of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, squash and other vegetables each year. The Guy Abelson Leadership Award was presented to Joe MarcAurele for his service as Board President since 2011. In addition, three new board members were elected.
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Food Bank staff help with hurricane relief.
Food Bank Participates in Hurricane Relief
To help with Hurricane relief efforts in Texas, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank sent two members of our operations team, Charlie LeClerc and Joe Reynolds, to the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont, Texas. Charlie and Joe have safely returned home and share some of their experiences from visiting this devastated community.
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200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 942‑MEAL (6325)