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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Help the Food Bank this holiday season




Help the Food Bank Kick Off
the 2020 Holiday Drive  

Now more than ever, the Food Bank needs help feeding hungry families. This year's Holiday Drive comes when the Food Bank is distributing 30% more food due to the impact of COVID-19 - and there's still a long winter ahead. You can make a difference by donating funds that will help the Food Bank acquire food in bulk to meet the increased demand. Click here to give. 


To kick off the Holiday Drive, Stop & Shop representatives deliver 1,000 frozen turkeys to the Food Bank. Pictured, left to right, Stop & Shop District Director Vinod Israni, Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff, Stop & Shop District Director Dave Macchioni and Stop & Shop Manager, External Communications & Community Relations Maria Fruci.



View Our Speaker Series Event:
Impact of the Election on Food Insecurity



Ellen Teller, Direct of Government Affairs with the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), recently joined us to discuss how the 2020 election will affect federal nutrition programs like SNAP and school meals. Watch her post-election analysis and learn how we can work together to advance policies that improve these programs to help more Americans in need. View here



Giving From Your IRA 

The CARES Act has temporarily suspended the requirements for required minimum distributions (RMD) for the 2020 tax year. This probably comes as a relief to many of you who would have had to withdraw from your retirement accounts. Many of our donors use their RMD to make a gift from their IRA. Despite the RMD suspension, remember that if you are 70½ or older, you can still make a gift from your IRA or name the Food Bank as a beneficiary.

Why a Gift From Your IRA May Still Be a Good Idea

  • Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
  • Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level.

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Rhode Island Community Food Bank

200 Niantic Ave

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