RI Food Bank News - Spring 2014

April 9, 2014  |  By Cindy Elder  |  Views: 305

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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 ecient 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 • wjacobs@rifoodbank.org or Lisa Roth Blackman, Chie Philanthropy Ocer 401-230-1672 • lrblackman@rifoodbank.org Visit us ONliNE www.rifoodbank.org • www.facebook.com/RICFB www.twitter.com/RIFoodBank sENd us A lEttEr rhoe ian Commny Foo Bank 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

Published: September 8, 2014
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Read about our Community Kitchen program, summer meals for kids, community gardens and more in our Summer Newsletter.

Published: July 18, 2014
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Board o Directors Josep J. MarcAuree President Cery Senercia Vice President Robert Weyand Treasurer Susan gustaitis Secretary Stepen Aswort Kimbery l. Cummins Mary Fynn, PD, RD, lDN Dou Fonseca Mark W. Free Vinod Israni Yvette Kenner Micee B. lederber Pauine Perkins Moye Manny Murray linda h. Newton Katy O'Donne Robert Powers Mark A. Ross Dennis Roy Jyoti Subramaniam Debora Turston Mariyn Warren Cristoper C. Witney Newsletter Staf ChIeF exeCUTIve oFFICeR Andrew Scif ChIeF FInAnCIAl oFFICeR Cristine Cannata ChIeF PhIlAnThRoPy oFFICeR lisa Rot Backman ChIeF oPeRATIng oFFICeR Jen Tomassini newSleTTeR eDIToR Cindy Eder DeSIgn & PRoDUCTIon NonprotDesin.com FROM ThE ChIEF ExECUTIVE OFFICER You Make te Diference D o you remember wat you ad or unc yesterday? Most o us don’t. It’s just part o our daiy routine. But imaine i you were out o money and out o ood. Not bein abe to aford your net mea woud set of a crisis. Imaine te stress i you aso ad cidren to eed. Our everyday approac to ood is very diferent rom te emer- ency o ood insecurity. Famiies acin uner ee tat diference a te time, aon wit te same and embarrassment o bein a person in need in our society. Fortunatey, te vounteers and staf at our member aencies understand wat it’s ike to o unry. By treatin peope wit dinity and respect, tey decrease te stima associated wit needin ood assistance. Eac mont, 63,000 Rode Isanders are served at ood pantries across te state. Tat is an etraordinary number o contacts wit peope in severe need. Eac one is an opportunity to make a persona, carin connection. A raduate o te Food Bank’s Community Kitcen proram, Mark Avarez, recenty said, “You epect to et ep rom riends and amiy members. But wen you receive ep rom a straner, it makes a te diference.” As a supporter o te Food Bank, you ive so peope can eat, but your enerosity as a reater impact. Te peope wo visit our member aencies eave wit more tan a ba o ood. Tey aso eave eein ess isoated and aone, knowin tat oters in teir own community care about tem. And sometimes, tat makes a te diference. Andrew Scif, 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.” hp Us Bri empt Bs t Pridc o n Friday, Marc 27, 2015, te Food Bank wi ceebrate te 25t anniversary o Empty Bows, a rassroots movement to raise money and aware- ness about te issue o uner. Te Food Bank’s Empty Bows undraiser coincides wit te annua conerence o te Nationa Counci on Education or te Ceramic Arts, wic wi take pace in Providence. Te pubic wi be invited to purcase bows desined by oca and nationa artists and sare a simpe mea to ep Rode Isanders in need. Stay tuned or more detais. Artists ad Scuptrs: If u ar itrstd i ctributi a ad-craftd b t t empt Bs t, pas ctact K Si at kseigh@rifoodbank.org .

Published: July 18, 2014
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Published: April 29, 2014
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