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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Take Action. End Hunger.

September is Hunger Action Monthh

From the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Click here for a list of activities and events. 
Right here in Rhode Island, more than 60,000 people a month visit food pantries.

Seniors are skipping meals to be able to pay for their medications. Children are going to school hungry. Parents are forced to choose between buying food and paying bills. 
Side by side with hunger relief agencies across the country, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is urging the public to respond to the issue of hunger in a very personal way.
As a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, we know that hunger affects communities across the United States. In Rhode Island, our network of emergency food programs now feeds more than 60,000 people every month. One in three is a child under the age of 18.
We need everyone's help if we are to continue distributing 10 million pounds of food each year. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Donate to help ensure that no Rhode Islander goes hungry
  • Get your workplace involved! One Company Can is a booklet of best practices for businesses and organizations that want to run a food or fund drive.
  • Get your family involved! One Kid Can! is 20-page booklet filled with ideas, tools and information to help children of all ages make a difference in the lives of those who are having a hard time getting enough healthy food for their families.
  • Volunteer at a Community Farm. Help grow fresh produce to distribute to food pantries across the state.