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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

From the RI Community Food Bank




Give Back to Local Restaurants
and Artists to Honor Empty Bowls

The Food Bank's annual Empty Bowls fundraiser was scheduled for Thursday, October 22  but sadly has been canceled due to the pandemic. 

Please support the restaurants that have given back to us all these years by dining in or ordering take out. Help them weather these challenging times until we can all safely gather again for our Empty Bowls fundraiser.

On our website, you'll also find a list of artists that have contributed bowls in the past. As we head into the holiday season, please consider purchasing their handmade items as gifts. 

A special thanks to our Empty Bowls sponsors for honoring their commitment to support the Food Bank.



8:30 am - 9:30 am



For our next Virtual Town Hall, Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff has invited back the Executive Directors from several of our largest member agencies.

In a panel format, they'll provide us with an update on how they've been responding to the ongoing need in the community since we last spoke and discuss what's to come as we prepare for the long winter ahead. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting either online or via phone. If you have any questions in advance, please contact our Director of Communications, Hugh Minor, at or 401-230-1674.  



Putting the CARES Act to Work for You

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is well known for the economic stimulus checks provided to millions of Americans this year. But it also includes two new temporary tax benefits which may make it easier for you to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank: 

  • A universal deduction for donations up to $300, even if you no longer itemize your charitable giving.
  • For those who still itemize their deductions, the CARES Act raised the current charitable giving deduction cap from 60% adjusted gross income to 100% AGI for individuals and joint filers. 

These changes are most likely temporary, so if you would like to take advantage of a $300 charitable deduction or if you are considering making a significant donation to the Food Bank, 2020 is a good year to do it. 

Visit our website for more information about these tax incentives and other ways the CARES Act may help you meet your charitable goals.  

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Rhode Island Community Food Bank

200 Niantic Ave

Providence, RI 02907-3150