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.

Centreville Bank

Centrevillle Bank LogoThe Rhode Island Community Food Bank was pleased to receive a $3,000 grant from the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation.

These funds will be used by the Food Bank to purchase healthy, nutritious food items that will be distributed to neighbors in need.

“Our Foundation was established some 13 years ago to support local, community-based organizations working hard to address the challenges that Rhode Islanders face on a daily basis, particularly in under-served communities,” said Harold M. Horvat, bank president, CEO and chairman. “The organizations receiving grants are making a positive impact by digging deep into these issues, working hard to create access and opportunities for Rhode Islanders to thrive, and ultimately creating lasting results.”

The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a nonprofit, charitable organization in 2006 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of the bank. For more information, visit

Red Nose Day Fund

Red Nose DayAgain this year, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank received $10,000 through the Red Nose Day Fund in collaboration with Feeding America.

These funds will help the Food Bank provide evening meals to children at risk of hunger who participate in Kids Cafe after-school programs.

Feeding America is a beneficiary of the national campaign to raise awareness and funds to address issues impacting children, including hunger.

“We’re thrilled to once again receive these funds raised on Red Nose Day,” said Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “They will help us provide afterschool meals to low income children so that they can study, learn and play after having a healthy meal.”

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Tufts VolunteersIn honor of their 40th anniversary, Tufts Health Plan Foundation made a generous gift of $25,000 to help the Food Bank acquire fresh produce from regional and national growers and to purchase more core food. With these funds, the Food Bank will be able to distribute thousands of pounds of nutritious food to member agencies throughout Rhode Island.

“We recognize that non-profit organizations are on the frontlines of service and play a crucial role in building stronger and healthier communities for all of us,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “These angel grants are a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those organizations addressing the economic and social conditions that influence the health of our diverse communities and helping them to keep up the great work they do.”

In addition to their generous grant, Tufts Health Plan staff are regular volunteers at the Food Bank.

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Webster Bank

Webster BankWebster Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to deliver programs and services that help feed neighbors in need.

Webster supports a wide range of non-profit organizations that serve low- to moderate-income individuals and families throughout the northeast. Helping a broad set of organizations build a strong and self-reliant community is at the heart of Webster’s Corporate Giving program.

“We appreciate this generous gift from Webster Bank,” said Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, “which will help fund our mission to ensure that on one in the state goes hungry.”

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