Many Rhode Islanders are experiencing food insecurity for the first time as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. They may never have sought food assistance through our network of food pantries and meal sites. At the member agencies of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, all are welcome – Todos Son Bienvenidos – regardless of background, including immigration status.
People of all races, national origins, citizenship, religions, abilities, disabilities, military status, housing status, ages, gender, gender-identities & expression, sexual orientations. Everyone is welcome.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank stands in support of the non-violent protests in our state and throughout the country in response to the brutal death of George Floyd. His death and the many other recent incidents of racial injustice are devastating reminders of racism’s deep roots in America.
We have also seen how communities of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis. Inequities in health, economic opportunity, and food security can no longer be tolerated.
The Food Bank is dedicated to ensuring that all Rhode Islanders have access to the food they need, and all are welcome at food pantries and meal programs that are part of our statewide network.
Because we believe that systemic racism perpetuates poverty and hunger, we are committed to working with our community partners to achieve racial equity and justice.