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.
Recognized for providing more healthy, fresh produce through their Fresh Food Friday program.
Recognized for the increased services available to clients like SNAP outreach, visits from the 211 Van and financial assistance.
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:
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.