Events and Programs

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Food Bank Events 2018

Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats

Friday, April 27, 2018
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Rhode Island Community Food Bank Parking Lot 

Join us for an evening of culinary delights from a selection of the best local food trucks. Part of the Eat Drink RI Festival.

Ticket sales will open on Monday, March 12.

Click here for ticket prices, amenities, and which food trucks are participating.

Stamp Out Hunger

National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive
Saturday, May 12, 2018
At your door by 8 am. 

Once again this year, your letter carrier will pick up your donation of non-perishable food and deliver it to the Food Bank where we will distribute it to neighbors in need.

Click here for a list of most needed items.


Celebrating 20 Years of Transforming Lives Through Culinary Education

In collaboration with
The Jacques Pépin Foundation.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
VIP Reception begins at 6:00 pm
Newport Vineyards

Host: Jacques Pépin
Special Guest: Sara Moulton

Join us for a cocktail reception, elegant four-course dinner, wine pairings and dessert reception featuring guest chefs:

Matthew MacCartney, Jamestown FISH
Rick Moonen, RM Seafood in Las Vegas
Champe Speidel, Persimmon
Ming Tsai, Blue Dragon
James Wayman, Mystic Oyster Club

Stay tuned for details.

Empty Bowls

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30 to 8:30 pm
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Tickets will be on sale September 2018.

Join us for the same great event on a new day of the week as we celebrate our 4th Empty Bowls fundraiser. Enjoy tastings from more than 30 local restaurants while you select a bowl to take home handcrafted by a local artist.

To learn more about the event, click here.