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$100,000 grant supports child hunger relief efforts
The Joy in Childhood Foundation recently awarded the Rhode Island Community Food Bank a $100,000 grant over 3 years to support its child hunger relief efforts across the state. The funds will provide meal boxes for kids during vacation times when they no longer have access to the free and reduced-priced lunches they receive during the school year.
“The Joy in Childhood Foundation is proud to support local food banks such as the Rhode Island Community Food Bank that share our commitment to bringing joy to hungry kids and to helping them live healthier lives so that they can reach their full potential,” said NAME, TITLE, Joy in Childhood Foundation.
Meal boxes are distributed to children through the Food Bank’s network of member agencies to ensure that no child goes hungry during school vacation. They contain healthy, nutritious food for kids to make lunches and have snacks for an entire week.
Food Bank job training program awarded $5,000
Wells Fargo awarded $5,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s Community Kitchen culinary job training program. The grant will support the costs associated with training students, managing on-the-job training opportunities, life skills training and job placement following graduation.
“Wells Fargo is committed to investing in the communities where its customers and employees live and work,” said Mark St Hilaire, branch manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Providence. “The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides critical services to help end hunger and provide high quality food for children, families and individuals throughout Rhode Island and I’m so proud Wells Fargo can support this important work.”
Community Kitchen provides low-income, low-skilled adults with the culinary job and life skills necessary for permanent employment in the food service industry, one of the largest growing employment fields in the state. This vital program enables low-income adults to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in their lives through employment.