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Food Bank Events 2017

Strike Out Hunger

Join the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Cox Communications as they Strike Out Hunger this baseball season.

Watch the video! 

Every time a PawSox pitcher strikes out a player from the opposing team at a home game, Citizens Bank will donate $60 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. That’s 150 meals for each strike out. 

Get out to McCoy Stadium to cheer on the PawSox and help Strike Out Hunger.


Summer Food Drive

Kickoff: June 21, 2017

Corvette Club, First Gentleman Andy Moffit, and RI Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff at Summer Food Drive KickoffFood and fund donations decrease during the summer months, yet the need for food assistance remains high, particularly for children who no longer receive the free and reduced-price lunches provided for them during the school year.

The Food Bank’s Summer Food Drive encourages generous Rhode Islanders to support their neighbors in need with donations of food and funds. Keep an eye on this space for the the kick-off announcement.

Paws for a Cause
Come on out for Paws for a Cause to benefit the Food Bank on Wednesday, June 21 and help us kick off our Summer Food Drive!

Click here for tickets. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.


Empty Bowls

A benefit for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Tickets: $45 in advance/$50 at the door.
Patron tickets: $150

Community Kitchen students serve at Empty Bowls!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

Scouts donate canned food at Scout for FoodMore 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.