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Events and Programs

Food Bank Events 2017

Empty Bowls

A benefit for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Community Kitchen students serve at Empty Bowls!Tickets: $45 in advance/$50 at the door.
Patron tickets: $150

The idea is simple. Enjoy local pottery and food at this casual family-friendly event. Choose a handmade artisanal bowl. Enjoy a diverse selection of tastings from local restaurants. Keep your bowl as a reminder that you helped fill the empty bowls in your community.

Click here for more information. Check out the Photo Gallery from last year’s event featured in Rhode Island Monthly.


Scouting for Food Drive – 30th Anniversary

Saturday, November 4 at 9 am

More than 200 Scouts from the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America will participate in this year’s Scouting for Food Drive, collecting canned goods from families and individuals throughout the area.

Scouts will leave a door hanger at your home on Saturday, October 28 and return to pick-up donations on Saturday, November 4. All you have to do is leave a bag at your door and the Scouts will deliver it to the Food Bank.


Holiday Food Drive Open House

Saturday, December 9 from 9 am to 12 pm

Join us for a free festive, family-friendly celebration featuring holiday cheer and music as we collect food donations for our neighbors in need.

Take a tour, meet Food Bank staff and volunteers and learn more about our work to ensure that no one in Rhode Island goes hungry.