Partners in the Community

Our Partners in the Community

Learn more about the companies and organizations that support the work of the Food Bank. And find out how your company can get involved.

PriceRite

Again this year, PriceRite donated more than $28,000 to provide Meals4Kids boxes to children this summer.

The boxes contain a week’s worth of shelf-stable food for children who normally receive free and reduced-priced lunches at school. During the summer months, these families struggle to find ways to provide food for their kids.

Thanks to PriceRite, we are able to provide 300 boxes to kids in need. The packages are delivered to member agencies then given to families to take home.

Not only does PriceRite purchase the food, but their teams volunteer at the Food Bank to pack the boxes, helping us get them out the door even faster.

The Meals4Kids boxes are just one way that PriceRite supports the Food Bank. Last year, they raised more than $57,000 through the Check-Out-Hunger campaign where customers make small donations at the register. Those one and two dollar gifts really add up.


Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation

The Joy in Childhood Foundation granted $33,000 – part of a 3-year $100,000 grant – to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to purchase Meals4Kids boxes that provide a week’s worth of nutritious food to kids during school vacations.

When school is out, kids who receive free and reduced-price meals no longer have access to this reliable source of food. Their families struggle to find other ways to provide for them.

That’s where Meals4Kids boxes come in. They contain shelf-stable food and snacks to nourish a child for a week so they can continue to eat, learn and play.

During their Week of Joy, the team from Joy in Childhood even volunteered at the Food Bank, sorting donated food and getting it ready to go out into the community.

Joy in Childhood is an independent 501(c)3 organization powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins. Their mission is to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness.


Striking Out Hunger

Every Summer, the PawSox team up with Citizens Bank and Cox Communications to help Strike Out Hunger.

With every strikeout of an opposing team player by a PawSox pitcher, Citizens donates $60 to the Food Bank – up to $60,000. Since the campaign started thirteen years ago, Striking Out Hunger has raised more than $820,000 for the Food Bank!

Check out the clip airing on Cox and get out to McCoy Stadium to support the winning team!


Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo recently donated $7,500 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to support the Community Kitchen culinary job training program.

Community Kitchen prepares unemployed and underemployed adults for jobs in the restaurant industry through 14 weeks of classes and practice. Students graduate and gain employment in local restaurants and businesses, beginning their path to a self-sufficient future.

At Wells Fargo, they are committed to creating solutions for stronger communities. They know that their long-term success is directly linked to the success of their customers and the communities they serve.

We’re always pleased to partner with them on programs and initiatives that help lift others out of poverty. And, of course, we love to welcome them as volunteers when they come to the Food Bank to pitch in.