Agency Services Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2017

Telling Our Story

Each year, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank brings together member agencies to share best practices and to recognize outstanding work in supporting the 59,000 clients we serve each month. Check out the Photo Gallery from the event.

Here are some of this year’s outstanding efforts.

Best Practice Award Winners

East Bay Food Pantry

Recognized for providing more healthy, fresh produce through their Fresh Food Friday program.

Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale

Recognized for the increased services available to clients like SNAP outreach, visits from the 211 Van and financial assistance.

Honorable Mentions

  • The North Kingstown Food Pantry for their Recipe of the Month program
  • SVDP St. Philip Food Pantry for their extensive community partnerships
  • SVDP St. Raymond Church for their recycling efforts and their use of reusable bags for guests to take home food.

2017 Sister Carol McGovern Award

Sharron Johnson was announced as the winner of the Sister Carol McGovern Award for her work with Federal Hill House in Providence.

Sharron was nominated by several people and given the award for a number of reasons:

  • “Her compassion and willingness to go above and beyond to serve everyone is a true inspiration”
  • “She is a constant presence in the community…a welcome, friendly, and considerate presence … and she truly cares”
  • “She works tirelessly on behalf of clients to provide them with solutions to their problems”
  • “She is a tremendous frontline staffer who works diligently every day”
  • “She is an asset to the team and a pleasure to work with”
  • “I cannot express how thankful I am to have someone like her”
  • “I truly feel that no one is more worthy of receiving this award”

About the Award
Sister Carol McGovern was Co-Director of Amos House from 1983-1995 and she was a founding board member of the Food Bank from 1983-1990.  The Sister Carol McGovern Award is a tribute to her lifetime of work assisting others.

This award is presented to an individual representing a member agency that works on the front lines – alleviating and preventing hunger, enabling individual self-sufficiency and empowering the communities in which they work.  The individual will be honored for exemplifying Sister Carol’s ideals and providing outstanding community service.