Striking Out Hunger 2014
Throw Hunger a Curve Ball!
Thanks to a unique partnership between the Citizens Bank Foundation, the PawSox and Cox Communications, every PawSox strike-out will put $75 toward food for hungry families, up to a total contribution of $75,000.
The annual campaign, known as Striking Out Hunger, has produced $500,000 in funds for the Food Bank since it began seven years ago.
"It's a great partnership," says Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. "The Citizens Bank Foundation provides the donations, Cox Communications provides the public service campaign, and the PawSox provide exciting baseball for all of us to enjoy. Together, we make a real difference in the lives of kids and families who rely on our food pantries around the state."
The Food Bank's network of food pantries currently serves more than 63,000 Rhode Islanders every month. One in three served is a child under the age of 18. Rhode Island currently has the highest level of food insecurity -- or hunger -- in New England.
Currently, more than 51,000 children in Rhode Island receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school. When school lets out, these children are particularly vulnerable to hunger.
With your help, we can help make sure kids and families all across Rhode Island are eating healthy meals this summer. Every dollar you give allows the Food Bank to provide three pounds of nutritious food. You can give online at www.rifoodbank.org/donate.
Check out the great public service announcement produced by Cox Communications, and let's cheer on the PawSox!