News From the Network
Youth Pride has moved!
Youth Pride Inc.'s food pantry is now located at 743 Westminster Street, in Providence. In January they moved to a new office that is wheelchair accessible, has an open floor plan and is on the first floor.
They received over $7,000 worth of donated furniture from Cardi’s and got most of the pantry shelving at reduced prices from Business Surplus, Inc.
They have also received a generous technology grant from the Phillip and Muriel Berman Foundation and will soon be setting up a computer lab.
They may even do some urban gardening in container pots using the spacious and sunny windows at the front of the office!
Their client choice pantry is available by appointment and they are open Monday-Thursday 1-4:00. Please call 421-5626.
Welcome to our newest food pantry member agency in Johnston!
St. Vincent de Paul St. Rocco Food Ministry, located at 926 Atwood Ave. in Johnston, has joined the Food Bank and is now offering client choice food to their participants.
The pantry has been in existence for over 20 years at the church, but lately they have been seeing more people. This has been the case with so many food pantries in Rhode Island and we are glad that they realized they could stretch their food dollar by joining the Food Bank.
Food Pantry Coordinators, Marie and Donato (on the right) are pictured in the photo and they are assisted by their volunteers Jim and Anna. They are open the second Tuesday of each month from 11-12:00 and the fourth Tuesday from 4-5:00. They can be reached at 401-743-3983.
East Bay CAP Tiverton Adopts Client Choice
Congratulations to the staff and volunteers at the East Bay CAP Tiverton food pantry! They have been running a food pantry at this location for over five years. They became members of the Food Bank two years ago and offered pre-bagged food.
Over the past couple of months, they have worked to change this and are now a full client choice pantry. Pictured here on the left is Judy Macedo, who coordinates the food pantry, and Michelle, a new customer to the pantry. Michelle really enjoys the food she gets and being able to choose what she needs. Great job EBCAP Tiverton!
Central Falls Food Pantry Finds New Home At Progreso Latino
On October 26, 2011 the Central Falls Food Pantry @ Progreso Latino hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony. The food pantry was formerly housed at the Ralph J Holden Community Center but has relocated to Progreso Latino’s offices at 626 Broad Street, Central Falls.
The food pantry will be open to Central Falls residents on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30-3:30 PM by appointment. The food pantry is slated to be open for business in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Congratulations to Vernia Carter, food pantry coordinator at the Central Falls Food Pantry, for her work in finding a new home for this important resource to the Central Falls community!