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.

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!

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.