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Food Bank Releases Status Report on Hunger

The 2018 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island shows that hunger is more prevalent than it was ten years ago.  Despite an improving economy, many low-wage workers struggle to feed their families.  The rising cost of food is outpacing wage growth and limiting the buying power of SNAP benefits.

Because so many families are unable to afford adequate food, the demand for food assistance remains high.  The Food Bank and its network of member agencies continue to serve 53,000 people each month.  The Status Report recommends action steps at national, state and local levels to better protect vulnerable families from hunger.

Get all the facts by reading the Food Bank’s 2018 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island and then take action:

  • Urge our Congressional Delegation to reject a federal Farm Bill that contains cuts to SNAP.
  • Ask the Governor to support Bonus Bucks at Farmers Markets to help SNAP recipients afford local, fresh food.
  • Boost the earnings of hard-working Rhode Islanders by telling legislators to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
  • Advocate for additional state funding for the Food Bank to meet the continued high need for food assistance.

How to contact our Congressional Delegation and Governor Raimondo:

For your convenience, below you’ll find contact information for Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegates as well as a list of email addresses for members of the General Assembly.

Rhode Island Governor’s Office

Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegates

On behalf of Rhode Islanders struggling to put meals on the table, thank you for contacting your legislators!