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Friday, October 28, 2016

Join with the Scouts to help your neighbors

Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Boy Scouts are collecting food donations for the Food Bank

Scouting for Food:
Look for your Door Hanger & Prepare Your Donation

Boy Scout delivering food donation to Food Bank
On Saturday, October 29, thousands of Boy Scouts from across the state will be distributing door hangers to homes asking for donations of healthy, non-perishable food. The Scouts will return the following Saturday, November 5 starting at 9 a.m to pick-up donations. We need your help to ensure that we have healthy food for our neighbors in need this holiday season. Please give generously!

Food Bank’s Annual Meeting Recognizes Leadership

Tyler Young and his potato crop
At this week's annual meeting, the Guy Abelson Leadership Award was presented to Tyler Young of the Young Family Farm, our single largest donor of fresh produce grown in Rhode Island. The Loni McGrath Community Garden Award was given to member agency Looking Upwards Lake House for creating a community garden to enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and children with special healthcare needs. In addition, three new board members were elected.
Ten Students Graduate Community Kitchen Program 

Community Kitchen Graduation Ceremony
Last week ten individuals earned their graduation certificate from the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program. Through the 14-week culinary job-training program for low-income or jobless adults, students gain cooking skills and learn about food service as well as work readiness skills to succeed on the job. Please join us in wishing the graduates luck as they begin their careers in the food service and hospitality industry!

Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors

RI Community Food Bank
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
P: (401) 942-MEAL (6325)