Partners in the Community

We are grateful to the organizations across Rhode Island who support us.

Bristol County Savings Bank

We’re grateful to the Bristol County Savings Bank and its Charitable Foundation for including the Food Bank in its recent donation of $447,000 to 48 non-profits across its service area. Learn more about the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation here.


Point32Health Foundation

The Point32Health Foundation recently provided the Rhode Island Community Food Bank $50,000 in support of individuals and families in Rhode Island suffering from food insecurity. This funding has enabled the Food Bank to provide essential support to our neighbors in need of food assistance.

Point32Health Foundation has been dedicated to helping improve food and nutrition security for many years, and these awards demonstrate their commitment to increasing access to local, affordable nutritious food. Point32Health Foundation works with communities to support, advocate and advance healthier lives for everyone. Learn more about their work here:

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Bank of America

1 in 3 Rhode Island households lack adequate access to nutritious food, which is why charitable grants and fundraising are critical to support the important work we do. To strengthen our community in Rhode Island, Bank of America is helping to address hunger by directing $20,000 in grant funding to the Food Bank. We’re so grateful to Bank of America for their ongoing support.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation

BJ’s Charitable Foundation recently supported the Food Bank’s Kids Cafe with a grant of $20,000. Kids Cafe is an after-school meal program that delivers healthy evening meals to children at risk of hunger.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation has long been committed to supporting neighbors. Since 2009, BJ’s Charitable Foundation and BJ’s Wholesale Club have supported Feeding America with nearly $7M in grant funding, COVID-19 response support and millions of pounds of donated product.

Bank Newport

BankNewport recently gave the Rhode Island Community Food Bank $100,000 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.” Learn more about their work here:

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!

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. Learn more about their work here:

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. Learn more about the Eastern Bank Foundation here: