To download a PDF of the Food Bank's 2014 Facts & Figures, click here.
To download a PDF of the Food Bank's Annual Report for fiscal year 2012 (7/1/11 - 6/30/12), click here.
To download the Food Bank's 2013-2015 Strategic Plan, click here.
Nearly one in three persons served by the Food Bank's network of agencies is a child under the age of 18. Six percent are seniors over the age of 65.
Seventy-six percent of those served by our member agencies have income at or below the federal poverty level.
Additionally, many recipients of food assistance suffer from economic hardships. Of our client households:
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank receives food from a variety of different sources in a number of ways. Increasingly, charitable contributions are important because the amount of food the Food Bank must purchase at wholesale has increased.
Here are the Food Bank's food sources:
The Food Bank is funded primarily by gifts from individuals, corporate donations and foundation grants.
The chart below demonstrates that the value of donated food represents 55% of the Food Bank's total public support and revenue for fiscal year 2013. The next largest source of funding is individual contributions, which accounts for 19%. Corporate and foundation grants contribute 9%, and corporate and organizational contributions (non-grant) account for an additional 5% of funding.Government funding accounts for just 3% of the operating budget.
Hunger in Rhode Island
Rhode Islanders are experiencing one of the worst economic periods in the state’s history. Consider the following facts:
Hunger in the United States
200 Niantic Avenue Providence, RI 02907 | (401) 942-MEAL (6325)
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The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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