24/Feb/16 / 06:08

“One Company Can” Helps Businesses Make a Difference


Rhode Island Community Food Bank

  • Cindy Elder
  • (401) 230-1674

RI Food Bank Publishes “One Company Can”

This Hunger Action Month, the Food Bank created a booklet of best practices for business and organizations that want to hold a food or fund drive.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Businesses and organizations play a major role in supporting the work of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. This September, in honor of Hunger Action Month, the Food Bank has published One Company Can, a booklet of best practices for running food and fund drives.

“We’ve been impressed by the creative projects developed by local companies who want to make a difference in the lives of hungry Rhode Islanders,” says Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “This booklet provides time-tested and innovative ideas that will help organizations make the best use of their time while increasing their support of the Food Bank.”

One Company Can provides tips on how to use a food or fund drive as an opportunity for team building, service experiences, community engagement and good corporate citizenship. It identifies resources necessary to launch a food or fund drive and provides advice on how to ensure a successful outcome.

The booklet can be downloaded for free from the Food Bank’s website at, or you can request a free printed copy by contacting Cindy Elder at or 401-230-1674.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in Providence, RI. The Food Bank solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of 169 member agencies. In the past fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 9.9 million pounds of food. For more information about the Food Bank, please visit