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

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Mark your calendar for some great upcoming events and get a recipe for black bean brownies. 

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Scouting for Food - November 1, 2014

Scouting for Food takes place November 1, 2014. Boy Scouts will fan out across Rhode Island collecting donations of non-perishable food from the residents in their communities.

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"One Company Can" Helps Businesses Make a Difference
The Food Bank announces a new publication, "One Company Can," a booklet of best practices for businesses and organizations that want to run food or fund drives. Read More..

Projo: From Farm to Food Bank
Read Linda Borg's article in the Providence Journal about community farms and how they're helping us to provide fresh, local produce to people in need. Franklin Farm is featured in this photographic essay. Read More..

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..

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..

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..

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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Watch the Food Bank Video
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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..