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.

Chelsea Groton Foundation

Chelsea Groton Foundation recently awarded the Food Bank a $5,000 grant to acquire and distribute food for Washington County agencies. According to recent statistics, there are 125,500 people living in Washington County, with 8% living in poverty. The Food Bank partners with eleven food pantries and meal sites, including RICAN, Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale, Jonnycake Center of Westerly and the WARM Center.

In 2020, Chelsea Groton Bank and its Foundation provided more than $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in our communities. The Foundation swiftly responded to support emergency relief efforts as well as needs across all giving categories in the wake of the pandemic, making the unprecedented decision to double the usual amount of total funds granted in a calendar year.

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Bank of America Foundation

Bank of America Foundation recently gave the RI Community Food Bank $65,000 to acquire and distribute food for people in need.

The Bank of America Foundation develops strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities. They focus on improving the lives of individuals and families by investing in basic needs and workforce development and education and also strengthening broader community vitality by addressing needs related to affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Through their partnerships, they support vulnerable populations, including working families, youth and young adults out of school and work, seniors, individuals living with disabilities, veterans, and those impacted by the criminal justice system – enabling them to move forward toward their goals.

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