The volunteer group Women Ending Hunger (WEH) works to create long-term solutions to the problem of hunger.
Women Ending Hunger works on many issues, including those concerning nutrition education and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program. Under the leadership of Mary Flynn, Ph.D., RD, LDN, and Susan Gustaitis, Executive Director of the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale, WEH also works to educate the public and advocate around hunger issues.
Current projects include:
- Advocacy concerning issues of childhood nutrition and school meal programs
- Advocacy regarding the Farm Bill and its impact on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Participation in the Food Bank's Speakers' Bureau
- Volunteer opportunities for events and special programs
Women Ending Hunger members have assisted the Food Bank with the Feeding America Hunger Study (PDF, 367KB), and the traveling photographic exhibit, Witnesses to Hunger, which features photos taken by women living in poverty and experiencing hunger. In addition, they worked with RISD to design a reusable shopping bag which can be purchased online or at the Food Bank.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
The next Women Ending Hunger meeting will be held:
Tuesday, April 29, 8:30 am
Barrington Public Library, Barrington, RI
Meetings are held four times a year either at the Food Bank or at a community location. New members are welcome. Contact Doris Moore at (401) 230-1678 or via email.
To learn more about the advocacy work of Women Ending Hunger, click here.