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Friday, May 25, 2018

From the RI Community Food Bank

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Local senior receives a box of commodity food which supplements her diet by providing basic and nutritious food items.
Getting Healthy Foods to Seniors
At the Food Bank, 20% of the guests served by our member agencies are over the age of 60. Since May is Older Americans Month, we’re highlighting one of the programs that delivers food assistance to seniors in need. The federally-funded Commodities Supplement Food Program provides a box of healthy food once a month to qualified participants.
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Chef Heather with Community Kitchen graduates.
Job Training Program Marks 20 Years
At the 20th anniversary celebration of the Food Bank’s culinary job training program, Community Kitchen Instructor Chef Heather Langlois (left) was recognized for her devotion to the program for the past two decades. Alumni, volunteers and staff gathered last week to celebrate twenty years of transforming lives through culinary education.
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Representatives from our network of agencies are recognized for best practices.
Agencies Share Best Practices
Each year, the Food Bank hosts an annual conference to bring together volunteers and staff from our member agencies to share best practices and honor outstanding work. This year's theme was collaboration and invited speakers discussed ways to work together to provide the best programs and services to guests at our member agencies.
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