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Share the Love event raises $30,000 for Food Bank
Patriot Subaru of North Attleboro, MA recently presented a check for $30,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank wrapping up a highly successful “Share The Love” Event campaign for 2016-2017.
Patriot Subaru General Manager Robert Ogust commented at the presentation that “We have tremendous appreciation for what the Rhode Island Food Bank does for the community. We are thrilled to make this donation from our Subaru Share The Love Event. Our associates did a great job, and we certainly thank all the customers who directed their donation to the Bank to make this a great success.”
The Subaru of America Share The Love Event ran from November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017. During that time, Subaru donated $250 to charity for every new Subaru sold or leased. Subaru selects 4 national charities, and local dealerships chose a local charity. In a unique twist, it is the customer who chooses which charity receives the $250 donation.
Connecting children and families with food assistance
Stop & Shop’s Our Family Foundation recently awarded a grant of $175,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to increase access to food pantries for children and families in struggling communities.
Through this grant, community health centers identify children in need of food assistance, providing them with a Meals4Kids box containing a week’s worth of healthy supplemental food. In addition, parents receive information on a local food pantry where they may receive additional assistance.
As part of their commitment to addressing childhood hunger, Stop & Shop supports the work of food banks throughout their areas of operation.
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.”
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.”