Kids Helping the Hungry
Kids: You Can Help End Hunger
Thanks for visiting the Food Bank's Kids Page! The Food Bank helps people of all ages who don’t have enough money to buy food. We give them healthy food when they need it so that no one has to go hungry.
Check out the ways you can help kids just like you.
What if you had nothing for dinner? Nothing at all. Unfortunately, that's reality for a lot of kids and their families in Rhode Island. So we decided to do something about it -- and you can, too!
We created an empty can of "Nothing" that has a little coin slot on top, just like a piggy bank. You can use it to collect spare change in your house. When it's full, you can donate it to the Food Bank.
Will it make a difference? You bet! Every dollar you collect will help us buy THREE POUNDS of food -- and that means some child, just like you, won't go hungry tonight.
You can get others involved, too. Schools, churches -- even lemonade stands are great places to collect spare change in the Nothing can. If you're interested in finding out more, email Cindy Elder or call 401-230-1674.
Have a Food Drive
The Food Bank will help you run a food drive at your school, church, neighborhood or your next birthday party. We’ll provide the posters and the food drive bins to make your drive a success.
Check out our list of most-needed items Contact Farris Maxwell at (401) 230-1690 or via email for your posters and bins.
Volunteer at a RI Community Farm
During the growing and farming season, the RI Community Farms are looking for kids willing to get their hands dirty. Contact a participating farm near you to see how you can help.
Raising the Bar on Nutrition... for Kids!
Healthy Recipes for Kids
As a graduation project, an 8th grader at LaSalle Academy has taken all the recipes from our nutrition education program, Raising the Bar on Nutrition, and turned them into a cookbook especially for kids. All the recipes have been re-written so that a grade-school aged child can follow them. Additionally, each recipe contains at least two servings of vegetables. You'll be surprised at how delicious vegetables taste when they are cooked in olive oil! Download the cookbook here (PDF, 1.58MB).