RI Food Bank News - Spring 2014
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MissiON The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides ood to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem o hunger. VisiON The Food Bank is an innovative leader in solving the problem o hunger. In partnership with our member agencies, as well as government and community leaders, we work to ensure that no one in Rhode Island goes hungry. We envision a day when everyone in Rhode Island has access to nutritious ood through an ecient and sustainable acquisition and distribution network. FOr MOrE iNFOrMAtiON I you have questions about how your organization can conduct a ood or und drive to beneft the hungry, please contact: Warren Jacobs, Director o Acquisition and Distribution 401-230-1694 • email@example.com or Lisa Roth Blackman, Chie Philanthropy Ocer 401-230-1672 • firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us ONliNE www.rifoodbank.org • www.facebook.com/RICFB www.twitter.com/RIFoodBank sENd us A lEttEr rhoe ian Commny Foo Bank 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907
Board o Directors Josep J. MarcAuree President Cery Senercia Vice President Robert Weyand Treasurer Susan gustaitis Secretary Stepen Aswort Kimbery l. Cummins Mary Fynn, PD, RD, lDN Dou Fonseca Mark W. Free Vinod Israni Yvette Kenner Micee B. lederber Pauine Perkins Moye Manny Murray linda h. Newton Katy O'Donne Robert Powers Mark A. Ross Dennis Roy Jyoti Subramaniam Debora Turston Mariyn Warren Cristoper C. Witney Newsletter Staf ChIeF exeCUTIve oFFICeR Andrew Scif ChIeF FInAnCIAl oFFICeR Cristine Cannata ChIeF PhIlAnThRoPy oFFICeR lisa Rot Backman ChIeF oPeRATIng oFFICeR Jen Tomassini newSleTTeR eDIToR Cindy Eder DeSIgn & PRoDUCTIon NonprotDesin.com FROM ThE ChIEF ExECUTIVE OFFICER You Make te Diference D o you remember wat you ad or unc yesterday? Most o us don’t. It’s just part o our daiy routine. But imaine i you were out o money and out o ood. Not bein abe to aford your net mea woud set of a crisis. Imaine te stress i you aso ad cidren to eed. Our everyday approac to ood is very diferent rom te emer- ency o ood insecurity. Famiies acin uner ee tat diference a te time, aon wit te same and embarrassment o bein a person in need in our society. Fortunatey, te vounteers and staf at our member aencies understand wat it’s ike to o unry. By treatin peope wit dinity and respect, tey decrease te stima associated wit needin ood assistance. Eac mont, 63,000 Rode Isanders are served at ood pantries across te state. Tat is an etraordinary number o contacts wit peope in severe need. Eac one is an opportunity to make a persona, carin connection. A raduate o te Food Bank’s Community Kitcen proram, Mark Avarez, recenty said, “You epect to et ep rom riends and amiy members. But wen you receive ep rom a straner, it makes a te diference.” As a supporter o te Food Bank, you ive so peope can eat, but your enerosity as a reater impact. Te peope wo visit our member aencies eave wit more tan a ba o ood. Tey aso eave eein ess isoated and aone, knowin tat oters in teir own community care about tem. And sometimes, tat makes a te diference. Andrew Scif, Chie Executive Ofcer 2 SUMMeR 2014 ● www.rifoodbank.org | 401.942.6325 A member o “You expect to get help from friends and family members. But when you receive help from a stranger, it makes all the diference.” hp Us Bri empt Bs t Pridc o n Friday, Marc 27, 2015, te Food Bank wi ceebrate te 25t anniversary o Empty Bows, a rassroots movement to raise money and aware- ness about te issue o uner. Te Food Bank’s Empty Bows undraiser coincides wit te annua conerence o te Nationa Counci on Education or te Ceramic Arts, wic wi take pace in Providence. Te pubic wi be invited to purcase bows desined by oca and nationa artists and sare a simpe mea to ep Rode Isanders in need. Stay tuned or more detais. Artists ad Scuptrs: If u ar itrstd i ctributi a ad-craftd b t t empt Bs t, pas ctact K Si at email@example.com .