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News & Stories About the Food Bank

Telling Our Story

Check out these stories and news items highlighting the work of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and our member agencies.

For media inquiries, please contact our Director of Communications, Hugh Minor at hminor@rifoodbank.org or 401-230-1674.

2017 Status Report Coverage

New England’s Poverty Capital

The Providence Journal editorial highlights the Food Bank’s Status Report on Hunger in RI and the challenges of addressing poverty in the state.

Poverty & Hunger Persist in Rhode Island

Listen to Rhode Island Public Radio’s Chuck Hinman discuss the Food Bank’s Status Report on Hunger in RI with CEO Andrew Schiff.

RI Facing Sharp Cuts to Food Stamps as Hunger Grows

Watch NBC 10’s coverage of the Status Report on Hunger in RI in this segment with Katie Davis.


Community Kitchen Student Gets On Track

PrimeTime Magazine profiled Community Kitchen graduate Barry Albright who recently launched a second career as a chef thanks to the Food Bank’s culinary job training program.

Corporate Donors Contribute Food & Funds

The Food Bank relies on the support of corporate donors to meet the need in the community. Read the article in Providence Business News.

Food Bank Profile on The Rhode Show

For an overview of our work, watch the profile of the Food Bank featured recently on The Rhode Show.

2017 Summer Food Drive

Check out coverage of our 2017 Summer Food Drive on The Rhode Show.

Food Pantry Shows Power of Community

Read State Representative Julie A. Casimiro’s op-ed about the need to see firsthand the importance of food pantries and meal sites in the lives of people they serve.

Keeping It Moving

Check out The Providence Journal‘s behind-the-scenes feature highlighting how the Food Bank moves more than 10 million pounds of food every year.

Managing Food Donations

The Providence Journal‘s Richard Salit chronicles how the Food Bank acquires and distributes enough food to serve 59,000 clients each month.

More Families Visit Food Banks

NBC 10’s Katie Davis reports on the challenges faced by clients whose food assistance benefits have been delayed.

Report Charts Hunger by Meals Missed

The Providence Journal reports on the Food Bank’s 2016 Status Report on Hunger. Even with benefits and other assistance, many families still don’t have enough to eat.

Rhode Island is Still Going Hungry

Read the story by Ellen Liberman in Rhode Island Monthly.

Food Insecurity in Rhode Island

WPRI 12’s Mike Montecalvo reports on hunger in Rhode Island and shares one woman’s struggle to feed her family.

Scouting for Food Drive

This year’s Scouting for Food Drive was a big success. Check out the story on WPRI 12.

Ending Hunger in Rhode Island

Read the opinion piece by Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff featured in The Providence Journal.

Strengthening Community

The Food Bank and other organizations collaborate to improve the quality of life in our community. Check out the story in Providence Business News.

Food Bank Honors Patriots’ Robert Kraft on ESPN

At the ESPN Humanitarian Awards, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank was featured in a video honoring New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft for his philanthropy.

Summer Food Drive Critical for Food Donations

Watch The Rhode Show segment with First Gentleman Andy Moffit and the Food Bank’s Lisa Roth Blackman.

And read the article in The Warwick Beacon.

Food Bank Summer News

Listen to the segment on Cumulus Community on WPRO Radio to find out what’s happening this summer. Topics include the Summer Food Drive, Summer Meals Program and Hunger Action Month.

Food Bank Among Non-Profits Expressing Need for Grants

Read the article on the State’s legislative grant program in the Providence Business News.

Truck Stop Event Raises $132,000 for the Food Bank

Read the article in Providence Business News.

Check out Social Snaps in The Providence Journal.

Three Square Meals

Ocean State Job Lot donated 2 truckloads of food to the Food Bank. Check out the photo gallery.

Canstruction Donates 30,000 lbs of food

Check out the article in the Cranston Herald.

NOTHING Campaign

Learn more about our award-winning campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in Rhode Island.