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Advocate for Change

More Rhode Islanders Experience Hunger

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Hunger in Rhode Island is at the highest rate in 10 years.  Sadly, the problem will only get worse if Congress goes ahead with plans to cut safety-net programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

The Food Bank and its network of member agencies are operating near capacity, serving 57,000 people each month, and cannot possibly compensate for major cuts to federal nutrition programs.

Get all the facts by reading the Food Bank’s 2017 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island and then take action:

  • Tell our Congressional Delegation to oppose cuts to SNAP and other safety net programs.
  • Ask the Governor to repair the state’s faulty computer eligibility system (UHIP) and restore benefits for families who have been unfairly denied them in the past year.
  • Advocate for working families by urging your state senator and representative to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
  • Support additional state funding for the Food Bank to meet the continued high need for food assistance.

How to contact our Congressional Delegation and Governor Raimondo:

For your convenience, below you’ll find contact information for Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegates as well as a list of email addresses for members of the General Assembly.

Rhode Island Governor’s Office

Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegates

On behalf of Rhode Islanders struggling to put meals on the table, thank you for contacting your legislators!