As of 2022, 31% of Rhode Island households were food insecure. Most kids rely on free or reduced price meals at school, yet some families just miss the mark to qualify. Stigma and barriers to entry are ongoing issues in the program. Could the state open it to everyone?
The Food Bank recently received a grant from Feeding America’s Food Security Equity Impact Fund to help address the root causes of racial disparities regarding food insecurity. The funding will support the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp.’s Sankofa Initiative.
Capitol TV joined Rhode Island legislative leaders for a tour of the Food Bank to see how State investments help to distribute nutritious food to our neighbors in need.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has received a $500,000 grant from the Feeding America Food Security Equity Impact Fund on behalf of the Sankofa Initiative.
The Food Finder tool can help you find weekly free groceries, food programs, meal options, one-time emergency food, or