Food Bank News

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

Building Hunger Awareness in RI
  • Op-Ed

January 29, 2024

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 […]

Food Bank Releases 2023 Hunger Survey
  • News

October 11, 2023

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.

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.