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$10,000 grant supports acquisition of food, along with 200 gift cards for holiday shopping
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank was pleased to receive a $10,000 operating grant from our friends at BankNewport. These funds will help support our work to acquire healthy, nutritious food and distribute it through our network of member agencies across the state, including Newport.
In addition, to celebrate their 200th anniversary, Bank Newport donated 200 grocery store gift cards so that guests of our member agencies could shop for much needed food items over the holidays.
Shown in the photo are: Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank receiving the gift cards from Mary Leach, BankNewport Executive Vice President and Director of Consumer Relationships.
$18,000 to for nutritious breakfast cereals for kids
This holiday season, Shaw’s Supermarkets in Rhode Island raised more than $18,000 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank through their Hunger Is campaign, collecting donations from customers at checkout.
These funds will be used to purchase nutritious breakfast cereals for children that will be distributed through our member agencies across the state. We’re proud to be part of Shaw’s work to fight childhood hunger.
Shaw’s is a longtime supporter of hunger relief causes. In addition to raising money at each of its stores, they donate food from stores and distribution centers to local pantries and meal sites. This equates to millions of dollars in food and financial donations each year to help people who need it most. Big thanks to Shaw’s and their many customers who donated to support the Food Bank.
Food Bank job training program awarded $7,500
Wells Fargo awarded $7,500 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s Community Kitchen culinary job training program. The grant will support the costs associated with training students, managing on-the-job training opportunities, life skills training and job placement following graduation.
“Wells Fargo is committed to investing in the communities where its customers and employees live and work,” said Mark St Hilaire, branch manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Providence. “The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides critical services to help end hunger and provide high quality food for children, families and individuals throughout Rhode Island and I’m so proud Wells Fargo can support this important work.”
Community Kitchen provides low-income, low-skilled adults with the culinary job and life skills necessary for permanent employment in the food service industry, one of the largest growing employment fields in the state. This vital program enables low-income adults to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in their lives through employment.