Mission & Vision/Our Work
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides food to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem of hunger.
The Food Bank is an innovative leader in solving the problem of hunger. In partnership with our member agencies, as well as government and community leaders, we work to ensure that no one in Rhode Island goes hungry. We envision a day when everyone in Rhode Island has access to nutritious food through an efficient and sustainable acquisition and distribution network.
Our Core Values
- Dignity: Treating others with respect, fairness and an understanding of our differences.
- Accountability: Serving the community in a responsible manner, using resources wisely and acting with integrity.
- Responsiveness: Delivering programs and serivces efficiently, ensuring access to food and other resources for people in need, even in the face of a changing environment.
- Collaboration: Encouraging teamwork, cooperation and community partnerships.
Since 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has solicited, stored and distributed surplus food and grocery products to qualified member agency programs that serve Rhode Island's hungry. Millions of pounds of donated food and nonfood household products are distributed to the community through our network of 178 member agency food programs across Rhode Island.
The Food Bank also serves Rhode Islanders in need through the following programs: