Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month




Take action and raise awareness to address hunger in our community.

According to Food Bank statistics, 53,000 Rhode Islanders seek food assistance each month, nearly one-third of them children.

Through our network of 168 member agencies from Westerly to Woonsocket, clients are able to access food and other services to help stock their shelves.

Ongoing Activities & Events

Give a Bag, Get a Bag

When you drop off a bag of food donations during the month of September, we’ll give you a reusable Food Bank bag to help you with your groceries as our way of saying thank you.

We’ll help reduce your use of plastic bags while you show your support of the Food Bank.

*While supplies last 

Food Drive – through September 20
Drop by any BankRI branch with your food donation.


Shaw's Supermarket


Hunger Is Campaign – through September 30
Make a donation at the register every time you shop at Shaw’s.

Special activities and events

Read by Patty Book Club

Join us in reading Stephanie Land’s Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive.

Throughout the month, follow us on social media for discussion and to share your thoughts.

Purchase tickets to Empty Bowls

Get your tickets to the biggest fundraiser of the year.

Empty Bowls is October 17 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

Click here for details.