Hunger is largely an invisible problem. Unless you experience hunger yourself, or volunteer at a food pantry or meal site and see the long lines of people seeking help, it’s hidden from view. To bring the problem to light, the Food Bank annually produces the Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island. In 2023, we […]
The Food Bank, in partnership with the Survey Research Center at the Brown University School of Public Health, released the results of this year’s Rhode Island Hunger Survey.
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.
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