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Training Adults - Feeding Kids
Find out how our Community Kitchen culinary job training program is changing lives in our Summer Newsletter. You'll also read about summer meals for kids, community farms and the summer food drive. Read More..

Stamp Out Hunger May 10
On May 10, letter carriers from around the country will collect food from their postal patrons in the nation's largest single-day food drive. Read More..

Strike Out Hunger Launches 8th Season
The Striking Out Hunger campaign launched its 8th season with the opening of the Paw Sox baseball season. This partnership of the Citizens Bank Foundation, Cox Communications and the Paw Sox has raised a half-million dollars for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and stands to raise another $75,000 this year. Read More..

2013 Annual Report
Read the stories of real people who benefit from -- and support -- the work of the Food Bank. Learn about the trends affecting the Food Bank's ability to distribute 10 million pounds of food per year to 68,000 people through its statewide network of food pantries. To flip through a digital edition, click here. To download a pdf, click here. Read More..

Read our latest news!
Our Spring 2014 newsletter features Kids Cafe, Truck Stop, the importance of small gifts and the latest Food Bank news. Click here to flip through our newsletter. Read More..

Help Us Meet the Amica Challenge

Amica Insurance will match gifts to the Food Bank dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, now through March 3 as part of its $75K Amica Challenge. To make your donation now, click here.

This unique matching grant supports the Food Bank, United Way and Crossroads Rhode Island by matching donations to all three organizations, up to $25,000 per charity. If you would like to donate to all three organizations simultaneously, you can do so through March 3 by visiting

For more information on charitable giving, please contact Lisa Roth Blackman at or 401-230-1672.

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Taste of the Flower Show
Be the first to see the RI Spring Flower and Garden Show and sample gourmet fare from dozens of Rhode Island's finest culinary establishments. The Food Bank's Taste of the Flower Preview Party takes place Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the RI Convention Center on the evening before the Garden Show opens. For tickets and information, click here. Read More..

Against the Headwind

The Providence Journal reports that food assistance cuts cause pain to working families as food donations to the Food Bank drop. To read the full story, go to:

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Holiday Meal Drive
Help us collect 350,000 pounds of food by December 31. Donate online or drop off non-perishable donations any weekday between 8 am and 5 pm to our facility at 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence. For more information on how you can help, click here. Read More..

Bob Kerr: Community Farms Help the Food Bank

It is a beautiful, unexpected place where one of the most basic and generous things a person can do is given room to grow. Volunteers have harvested more than 5,000 pounds of food from this land that is part of 600 acres wisely protected from development by conservation liens. They have picked tomatoes, cucumber, kale, eggplant, peppers and squash and hauled it to four area food pantries...

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Find out more about our community farms.

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Jewish Voice: "One Kid Can!"
September is Hunger Action Month and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has released a free twenty-page booklet full of ideas on ways children can participate in the initiative to feed the hungry. “One Kid Can! Helping the Hungry: A Toolkit for Kids and Young Adults” is a thorough guide for every age group, including preschoolers. Read More..

Summer's End Lobster Bake Benefits Culinary Education
Join us as the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the American Culinary Federation, RI Chapter, team up to host a traditional New England lobster bake overlooking the stunning Newport Harbor. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank's Community Kitchen culinary education program and scholarships offered by the ACFRI to promising culinary students at local colleges and technical schools. Read More..

Summer 2013 Newsletter
Read about the struggles parents face during the summer and the generosity of our community as individuals, businesses and organizations respond to the persistently high need for food assistance. Find out about Food Bank events and our new Community Cooking nutrition education education program for food pantry clients. Read More..

2013 Summer Food Drive Kicks off June 3

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2012 Annual Report
Learn about the work of the Food Bank, its supporters and those we serve in the Food Bank's Annual Report for fiscal year 2012 (7/1/11 - 6/30/12). Read More..

Op Ed: Rhode Islanders Reach Out Daily to Help
Andrew Schiff writes on the generosity of Rhode Islanders who support the Food Bank and the gratitude of clients who receive food assistance. Read More..

Feeding the Hungry
Rhode Island Community Food Bank gets by with fewer large gifts as supermarket efficiencies trim inventories. Read More..

Record Number in RI Seek Food Assistance
Even as need increases, food donations decline federal assistance faces severe cutbacks. Read More..

2012 Status Report on Hunger
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Food Bank Receives 2012 Community Leadership Award
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Food Bank's 2011 Annual Report
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Edible Rhody Honors Food Bank
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Food Bank Marks 30th Anniversary
On Wednesday, at its 30th Anniversary Luncheon, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is honoring those who have helped along the way, from warehouse volunteers who sort cans and cabbages and farmers who donate fresh-picked produce, to Boy Scouts and letter carriers who organize yearly food drives, to businesses that donate food by the truckload.
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2011 Status Report on Hunger
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank produces this Status Report each year to document the extent of hunger and food insecurity in the state. Read More..

ProJo: No Boundaries to Need
On a Friday morning, hungry men and women jam the free food pantry in one of the wealthiest towns in Rhode Island. Read More..

Projo: Opportunity Can Be Found in the Kitchen
Shawn O’Brien starts cooking early. He visits his 95-year-old grandmother, Ruth Lewis, in Apponaug, and makes her breakfast. He returns later in the day to make her dinner. Read More..

Food Bank Celebrates Community Kitchen Graduation
Food Bank Graduates Students from Community Kitchen Job-Training Program
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Congress Passes the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
On December 2, 2010, Congress gave final approval to a landmark child nutrition bill that will significantly improve federal child nutrition programs.
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Show Your Support of the Food Bank with our Reusable Shopping Bag
Show Your Support of the Food Bank with our Reusable Shopping Bag. Read More..

Nothing Can End Hunger in Rhode Island
Each day, thousands of hungry Rhode Islanders eat Nothing.
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The Food Bank is always seeking to increase public awareness about hunger and demonstrate the ways the community can help. Check out our press releases.

Press Releases 2014
Press Releases 2013
Press Releases 2012
Press Releases 2011
Press Releases 2010
Press Releases 2009
Press Releases 2008

The Food Bank produces a number of publications to keep the community informed about our work and efforts to alleviate hunger.

Current Publications
Archived Publications