Learn more about the companies and organizations that support the work of the Food Bank.
Ensuring all children have access to breakfast that’s good and healthy
Getting a healthy breakfast is an important part of any growing child’s day, yet millions of American children have to go to morning classes hungry. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank was recently awarded $10,000 from Hunger Is to help ensure healthy breakfast options for hungry children in Rhode Island.
The award will allow the Food Bank to purchase healthy cereals that will be distributed to families through the Food Bank’s member agencies. “The funds raised in our local Shaw’s stores are continuing to make a positive impact for children and schools throughout the country,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and the dedication of our store teams, more children will start their school day with the fuel they need to succeed.”
About Hunger Is
Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes. For more information, visit www.HungerIs.org.
Providing clients with nutrition education
The Walmart Foundation recently awarded a State Giving Award of $25,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. These funds will support the Food Bank’s Community Cooking nutrition education program.
Community Cooking serves clients of member agencies across the state by offering eight-week classes and one-time workshops featuring live cooking demonstrations and practical advice on how to stretch the household budget by preparing healthy foods at home. Over 2,000 people participate in the program each year.
“Walmart is pleased to partner with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to support the Community Cooking Nutrition Education Program.” said Chris Buchanan, Director-Public Affairs & State and Local Government Relations. “Walmart is committed to nutritional education and providing meals to those who need them.”