Food Bank News

News and updates from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank about hunger issues in our state.

Will free school meals make a comeback next session?
  • In the Press

August 30, 2023

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?

Food Bank receives $500K grant to address racial disparities in food insecurity
  • In the Press

August 29, 2023

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.

Legislators Tour the Food Bank, Talk Food Assistance
  • In the Press

August 21, 2023

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.

Food Bank Receives Feeding America Grant on Behalf of Sankofa Initiative
  • News

August 17, 2023

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.


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