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.

United Healthcare

Thank you to our friends at United Healthcare, for their generous donation of $15,000 to support the creation of Meals4Kids boxes. Distributed through community organizations and food pantries, shelf-stable Meals4Kids boxes are designed to provide supplemental, kid-friendly food boxes to families in need. We’re so grateful for United Healthcare’s support!

Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast

The Food Bank is grateful to Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast for their $5,000 donation in honor of Providence College Men’s Basketball Coach, Ed Cooley. Cooley recently spoke at Coca-Cola and designated the Rhode Island Community Food Bank as his charity of choice for a contribution. Cooley is a popular motivational speaker, sharing his upbringing in South Providence, where many times there wasn’t enough food, and how these challenges formed him into the success he is today. Coca-Cola aims to give back to the community, delivering on their promise to live their values by investing in their people, focusing on their customers and championing the communities they are fortunate to serve.

Santander Bank

Santander Bank, N.A. recently awarded the Food Bank with a $10,000 grant to provide hunger relief to low-income Rhode Islanders.

Santander recognizes that their success as a financial institution is directly linked to the prosperity of the families, businesses and neighborhoods they serve. They donate to nonprofit organizations in the neighborhoods where their customers and colleagues live and work and aim to forge strong philanthropic partnerships that strengthen low and moderate income and other underserved communities within their footprint.

National Grid Foundation

The National Grid Foundation provided the Rhode Island Community Food Bank with a special gift this month in support of those who continue to suffer from food insecurity and need emergency services as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact millions of people.

The National Grid Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life across its grant making territory. The Foundation strives to help its partner organizations create opportunities for today’s and tomorrow’s educational and environmental issues. Its objective is based on the principle that giving people the tools to build hope is an essential ingredient in the development of individuals, families and building stronger communities. Since its inception in December of 1998, the Foundation has granted $30 million to local community organizations.

We are grateful for the continued support of the National Grid Foundation.

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BankNewport recently gave the Rhode Island Community Food Bank $25,000 to support hunger relief efforts for low-income individuals and families in Rhode Island.

For 200 years, BankNewport has been supporting those in need by giving back to local charitable organizations and investing in community development. “Being a community bank means helping our customers, but for us, it does not stop there. We know we must also help all members of the community. We have been committed to supporting the communities we serve since our founding in 1819.”
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Eastern Bank Foundation

The Food Bank would like to thank the Eastern Bank Foundation for their recent gift of $5,000 to provide hunger relief to low-income Rhode Islanders.

At Eastern Bank, their mission it to commit their full complement of resources to build strong, equitable and just communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island by listening deeply, trusting the priorities voiced by their communities, and partnering for positive change that enhances the lives of their neighbors. Combining philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, and often in collaboration with other businesses and community partners, Eastern Bank invests in their communities with a singular aim of helping all their neighbors prosper across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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