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One Kid Can! Helping the Hungry:
A Toolkit for Kids and Young Adults

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.

We've heard from lots of kids and young adults who have great ideas for helping the Food Bank get enough food to feed families in need. In fact, it was all those great ideas that gave us an idea of our own. We created "One Kid Can! Helping the Hungry: A Toolkit for Kids and Young Adults."

The Toolkit has ideas grouped according to age, with projects perfect for preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and college students. It contains easy to use tools like posters, pledge sheets, fact sheets and lots of great tips on how to have a successful food or fund drive.

Download the kit as a pdf here, or if you'd rather open it in Word, download the kit as a Word file here.

Questions? Contact Cindy Elder at 401-230-1674 or celder@rifoodbank.org.

Thanks for pitching in to help hungry Rhode Islanders!

Organize 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).