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To request a speaker for your group or organization, please email Cindy Elder or call 401-230-1674.


"The speakers presented our group with a comprehensive overview of the changing face of hunger in Rhode Island and how each of us can help in our own way, large or small. The audience responded appreciatively and generously to the information presented. Both speakers were excellent!"

-- Maija M. Lutz, East Greenwich Leisure Learning

The Food Bank Speakers' Bureau

Request a Speaker for Your Organization

How many Rhode Islanders rely on a food pantry to meet their basic food needs?  How many of those people are children? What kind of food does the Rhode Island Community Food Bank distribute? What’s the impact of hunger on children, seniors and the working poor?

Questions like these and many others can be answered by members of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank Speakers’ Bureau. 

More than a dozen trained speakers are available to give free presentations to local businesses, civic groups, schools, faith communities and other organizations interested in understanding the issue of hunger in Rhode Island.

Staffed by a combination of Food Bank employees and volunteers, the Speakers’ Bureau is available for both formal and informal presentations to groups of all sizes, including school groups in third grade or higher. Many of the Speakers’ Bureau members belong to the Food Bank’s Women Ending Hunger volunteer organization, which has taken a leadership role in educating the public about the challenges faced by hungry families in Rhode Island.

To request a speaker for your organization, email Cindy Elder or call 401-230-1674.