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About the Food Bank

Telling The Food Bank Story

Watch our 2-minute video as Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff explains how food is acquired and distributed to meet the need in the community.

Feeding Our Neighbors in Need

Since 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has been distributing millions of pounds of food to those in need of assistance through our network of member agencies across the state.

About the Food Bank

To meet the demand, the Food Bank solicits food donations from the public and from the food industry, including supermarkets, food manufacturers and growers. The Food Bank also purchases food at low cost from wholesalers.

Equipped with a 77,000-square-foot facility, a fleet of trucks and a professional staff, the Food Bank safely and efficiently moves more than 200,000 pounds of food out its doors each week.

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Food Safety First

AIB Audit Banner 2The Rhode Island Community Food Bank meets the highest standards of food safety.

Every other year, we complete an AIB International food safety audit with flying colors, ensuring that we are delivering the freshest, highest quality food to the guests of our food pantries.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is committed to the highest level of service to its member agencies, donors, and the clients we serve.