Upcoming Events & Promotions
Saturday, March 8 (Build Day)
through Friday, March 21
Providence Place, Skybridge Concourse
View the Canstruction® Rhode Island exhibit featuring impressive sculptures made entirely from non-perishable food. All of the food will be donated to the Food Bank following the exhibit. This free exhibit, organized by the American Institute of Architects-Rhode Island Chapter, is open to the public during regular mall hours. The sculptures will be built on Saturday, March 8, and the public is invited to watch it happen beginning at 10 am. They expect to complete the sculptures between 1 pm and 2 pm on Saturday, March 8.
Vote for Your Favorite Canstruction® Sculpture!
You can help decide who wins the People’s Choice Award in the Canstruction® contest. Votes will be accepted March 9 to 19. There are two ways to vote:
- View the exhibit in person and email your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name and age).
- "Like” your favorite sculpture on Providence Place’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ProvidencePlace (photos will be posted on March 9).
The winner will be randomly selected and contacted Friday, March 21, 2014.
Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive
March through Mid-April
All Washington Trust branches and many local businesses
Washington Trust’s 14th annual Peanut Butter Drive is in full swing, with collection sites at every Washington Trust branch through mid-April. You can also donate online by clicking here. A gift of $5 enables the Food Bank to acquire four jars of peanut butter.
Many Rhode Island businesses are also serving as collection sites, including Trinity Rep, CVS Customer Relations, Metro Park, Block Island’s Old Island Pub, Block Island’s Club Soda, New Shoreham Public Safety, Bradford School, Matunuck Elementary School, Eden Park School, Yawgoo Valley, Roger Williams Zoo and more.
Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats
Friday, April 25, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Providence Rink, Bank of America City Center, Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Providence
Join us for another lively Downcity event featuring Rhode Island's finest food trucks. The Food Bank is delighted to partner once again with Eat Drink RI to host "Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats," as one of the signature events of the Eat Drink RI Festival weekend.
Live music will be performed by the Superchief Trio, featuring Keith Munslow and friends, who perform a repertoire of swing, New Orleans R&B, jump blues and boogie woogie.
Last year's event raised more than $95,000 for the Food Bank, thanks to generous sponsors and all the great folks who purchased tickets. It was a night to remember!
Tickets cost $75 and will go on sale Friday, March 14, 2014. We sold out quickly last year, so please get your tickets early! For more details, visit www.rifoodbank.org/TruckStop.